Revealed: Italian Coronavirus Patient Visited Ogun State

Revealed: Italian Coronavirus Patient Visited Ogun State

Patients in Wuhan, China (image courtesy: AFP)

It has been revealed that the Italian confirmed to have been infected with Coronavirus had also visited Ewekoro in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State this week.

However, Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker has assured on Friday that residents and visitors to the state have no reason to panic.

Coker disclosed that the Italian visited a giant manufacturing company (name withheld) in Ewekoro community, adding that the facility so visited has since been quarantined in accordance with health safety standard.

While briefing the press, the Commissioner, who abandoned her bed rest to attend to the public health emergency, said the state has epidemiologists and Infectious Disease Consultant already handling the situation with support from the Lagos State Government and Federal Government.

According to her, efforts are in place to get in touch with people that have had contact with the established index case.

She advised the public to wash their hands regularly, cover their mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing and to report to the nearest public health centre if they notice any sign of cold, cough and respiratory difficulty.


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Donatus Anichukwueze is a journalism graduate from the Lagos State University, School of Communication. He's a writer with a special interest in technology, sports, entertainment and politics. He's also a through-and-through Chelsea FC fan.


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