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Coronavirus: 58 persons made contact with Italian man in Ogun and Lagos – Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire says

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, has revealed that 19 persons in Lagos and 39 in Ogun state, had contact with the Italian citizen diagnosed with Coronavirus.

Speaking at a press conference today, March 1st, Ehanire stated that all the 58 persons have been placed under supervised self-isolation.

“Currently, the contacts of the index case are identified as 19 contacts in Lagos and 39 contacts in Ogun state. We are in touch with these contacts who are under supervised self-isolation and the states have provided them with temperature monitoring tools. Both Ogun and Lagos states have activated their EOCs also.

As at the 1st of March, there is no new confirmed case in Nigeria. About 14 tests have been done, and except that one patient, no other person has been diagnosed.

There were 156 passengers on the manifest of the flight that brought the index case. Port health services and NCDC have been supporting both Lagos and Ogun state governments to carry out contact tracing and other response activities.

We have also deployed rapid response teams from the NCDC who are working closely with all the states. It is important that all Nigerians focus on the facts not fear and not to generate panic” he said

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