(FILE) Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu offers an replace on the index case Coronavirus Illness (COVID-19) recorded within the state.
Two extra overseas nationals suspected to be carrying the novel coronavirus from a high-risk nation in Asia have examined destructive in Lagos State.
The state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this on Monday at an advocacy assembly held on the Banquet Corridor of the Authorities Home in Alausa.
He defined collection of medical examinations carried out on the 2 sufferers, who had been introduced from Ogun State over the weekend, didn’t present any signal of coronavirus an infection.
Sanwo-Olu, who spoke in Yoruba language, famous that the Incident Command Centre was happy with the restoration of the Italian nationwide who examined optimistic to the virus on Friday final week.
“We have called for this meeting as part of proactive measures we are taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus to our local communities,” he was quoted as saying in a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile.
The governor added, “It’s no extra information that we’re managing a case in Lagos, however the scenario doesn’t name for panic. One of many classes we learnt throughout the outbreak of Ebola virus six years in the past is that the grassroots was adequately sensitised and ready.
“We’re bringing the lesson again on this interval after we are coping with one other extremely contagious virus. We don’t need to report any lack of life to this virus.”
In line with Sanwo-Olu, the state authorities locations premium worth on human life as that is the rationale it has upgraded services on the bio-security centre and Infectious Illness Hospital to cease the unfold of the virus.
He believes higher outcomes could be achieved if the individuals on the grassroots are correctly sensitised on how one can shield their communities from the virus and different contagious illnesses.
The governor harassed that the federal government was already doing its greatest to cease coronavirus, however it can’t be carried out alone.
He said that curbing the unfold of the virus required the collective duty of everyone dwelling in Lagos.
“What we’re doing right now is to cascade info on coronavirus all the way down to individuals in our varied communities and cities.
“We wish each resident of the State to have first-hand info on the virus and how one can report any doable case to the authorities,” Sanwo-Olu instructed the assembly.
He spoke on the assembly with all 57 council chairmen and group well being officers from all councils, amongst others.
On his half, the Commissioner for Well being in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi, stated the federal government had intensified its seek for all individuals that had interplay with the remoted affected person.
He defined that the Incident Command Centre was nonetheless investigating doable transmission of the virus, including that the centre had recognized all of the native contacts that interacted with the affected person, together with some passengers on the airplane and 6 different individuals who got here in touch with him on the airport.
The commissioner stated, “There have been 159 passengers within the plane and 6 folks that got here in touch with him on the airport. There are 25 individuals who got here in touch with him on the manufacturing unit; there have been two drivers and an ambulance driver.
“We’ve quarantined these recognized thus far at our medical services and a few of them at residence. We’re calling them twice a day to test if they’re okay. In the event that they develop signs, we are going to deliver them to our bio-security facility for take a look at.”
“We’ve recognized all of those individuals besides a number of the individuals on the plane who’ve both gone again to Europe and different states.
“A few of them gave us false info on the cellphone. We’re nonetheless looking for the remaining passengers on that plane day-after-day. Our contact checklist is over 100 individuals and this quantity is rising day-after-day,” Abayomi added.