It is no longer news that Coronavirus is now in Nigeria because yesterday evening the first case of the virus disease was recorded in Lagos.
From a reliable source, The man who contacted the Coronavirus is from Italy and according to the deputy governor of Lagos, He explained how the Italian man was diagnosed and tested positive to the disease.
In an interview with popular Lagos broadcasting, TVC, Obafemi Hamzat who is the deputy governor of Lagos state revealed that the Italian man initially came to Ewekoro in Ogun State before he fell indisposed and was later transferred to Lagos for further treatment of the virus disease.
Read the full statements below:
“This young man came in from Italy, Milan. He came in on the 25th. He has a consultancy job with a company in Ogun state. He landed on the 26th, went to Ewkoro and then he fell ill and the doctors were smart enough to say this is somebody that is coming from Italy that has just suddenly fell ill. So they took him in. So we sent an ambulance there with a pep jacket. So they brought him in and then he was diagnosed.
“The good thing is that he was brought in yesterday morning. Within four hours, he was diagnosed. Our diagnostic tool seemed to work better than we expected. Normally it takes about 8 hours but within four hours, we were able to determine. So he is our biosecurity lab in Yaba. It is a lab that we built that can accommodate 100 for now but it is only one bed that is occupied today. Hopefully, it wouldn’t spread. So we are ready. We are well equipped.
“He is there and he is getting better. The challenge is not for people to have the virus. If you don’t know, that is the challenge. In this case, it is known that he has it. He is going to be okay. He is steady. The doctors say he is going to be fine.
“What we are doing now is that he came in through one airline, so we are tring to track everybody on that flight. He went from Lagos to Ewekoro. Who has he met? What has happened? Those are the people that we are tracking, isolate them and then check.” he said
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Deputy governor of Lagos state, Obafemi Hamzat was on TVC some minutes ago where he revealed that the Italian man with the first case of Coronavirus in Nigeria, went to Ewekoro in Ogun state before he fell ill and was brought to Lagos where he was diagnosed with the virus
Now that Coronavirus is now in Nigeria, I just hope this disease won’t spread to more areas and people since it is an airborne virus disease.
The good news I see here is that the disease was diagnosed quickly so it is my belief that Coronavirus won’t spread.
Our diagnosed tools will combat it in Jesus name !!!