The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has requested Nigerians to ignore and discourage rumours of the unfold of Coronavirus within the nation.
The company in an announcement on Sunday clarified the case of a Chinese man who returned to Nigeria from China final week, saying he had solely gone for a routine medical checkup as requested by his employers. The checkup confirmed that he had no signs of the illness.
It said that measures are in place to determine a laboratory-testing platform to check samples gotten from sufferers that present indicators of an infection.
“The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is aware of ongoing rumours of the importation of the Coronavirus to Nigeria.
“The individual returned from China last week and went for a routine medical check as requested by his employers. He showed no symptoms of illness and has not been diagnosed with the novel Coronavirus.
“NCDC has agreed on a national case definition to identify suspect cases and established a laboratory testing platform to test samples from patients that meet this case definition,” the assertion learn partially.
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The NCDC urged Nigerians to take essential precautions and be certain that they examine the general public well being advisory on Coronavirus epidemic in Nigeria.
“We urge members of the public to disregard rumours and discourage further spread. NCDC, Port Health Service and State Epidemiologists are aware of the process for a case to ensure that Nigerians are safe.
“On the 31 of January, NCDC shared a second public health advisory and is closely monitoring new developments. We advise Nigerians to take necessary precautions as detailed in the advisory below.”
It emphasised that travellers from China have been suggested to report instantly to NCDC by way of its communication centre, “if they feel ill.”