by Alli Mustapha
The Lagos State government on Sunday has said that no fewer than 100 people had contacts with the Italian who is Nigeria’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) index case.
According to the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Akin Abayomi, told Reuters: “It is around 100 people (that have been identified). He added that the number is increasing every minute.”
Dr. Abayomi explained that many of them have travelled to other parts of the country and some to Europe.
Another suspected case taken to Lagos from Ogun State on Sunday tested negative, Lagos State Governor Babajde Sanwo-Olu announced this last night when he spoke on a television program
He declared the facilities at the Isolation centre adequate after his visit.
Sanwo-Olu said: “I was taken around the facility. I saw the entire incident control centre. I was gladly surprised by the level of preparedness of our team. It shows that we have Nigerians that take their jobs seriously.
“Regarding the index case, I did not enter the ward. I was told he was responding to treatment and that he was getting a whole lot better.
“They are monitoring him closely and everything is under control.
Sanwo-Olu said Lagos has a standard testing laboratory.
“The facility is first-class. Both local and international reporters, over 60 of them, were there to see the state of the infrastructure, which is comparable to any other facility we have in the country.”
Sanwo-Olu advised Lagosians to take both personal and environmental hygiene very seriously.