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Lagos state govt narrates how coronavirus patient was brought to Lagos

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the Italian who has been diagnosed with coronavirus in Lagos was brought in from Ogun State after he exhibited symptoms of the disease.

Speaking at a press conference, yesterday, the governor said the patient was on a business trip to Ogun State, but when he exhibited some symptoms of Coronavirus, he was isolated in the health facility of the company (Lafarge Cement) he visited and was only transferred to Lagos for proper test to be conducted, adding that the patient was transferred to Lagos because it has two facilities to conduct test for such disease.

He revealed that immediately the patient was brought into Lagos, he was put in an isolation centre and a test was conducted, which turned positive.

The Lagos State governor implored all residents to be calm and not panic, as the state government has put in place measures to manage the crisis, including activating surveillance team at each of the councils.

Also, yesterday, the Ogun State Government announced that it had begun moves to identify all the persons that came in contact with the coronavirus patient during his visit to the state.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, at a press briefing in Abeokuta, said the government had commenced the “line-listing” of people he had contact with, adding that if any is detected to have contacted the virus, he or she would be quarantined. Theguardianng

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