The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, on Wednesday, says the two wanted persons who had contacts with the Italian index case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria have now been located and are undergoing medical tests.
Abayomi said this on “Side Mirror Programme” on Lagos Traffic Radio while giving an update on the coronavirus in the state.
He said the two contacts were located through social media platform and urged the citizen on the need not to panic.
He said, “We have tightened surveillance at the nation’s airports because its the first entry point for this virus where a traveller can possibly import it into the country.”
“We have deployed 60 health workers, comprising of doctors and nurses, in two batches to Murtala Muhammed International Airport in order to complement efforts of the Federal Government in the prevention strategies. ”
“There is no cause for residents to panic, there is just the cause to be alert. We, as Lagosians, this is a common fight and together we will win the battle. Together, we are on a positive and strong foot.
“That’s not to say Lagos has it all together, we are just doing our best because we have been on the offensive from the onset.”