The Ogun State Government said it has identified and consequently quarantined no fewer than 28 people; who had contact with the Italian national and said to have contracted the Coronavirus Covid-19.
Governor Dapo Abiodun, who disclosed this at a press conference on Friday evening; said they would quarantine the 28 people for the next 14 days.
The governor noted that the state government would continue with line listing of people; who had contact with the 28 people.
Abiodun said they have shut down the company the index (Italian) visited in Ogun; and put in place two isolation centres within the premises.
He added that part of the measures put in place to contain the virus includes the establishment of a Disease Surveillance Centre; in all the 20 local government areas of the state.
He, however, expressed concern over the time it would take the state to convey test samples; of suspected cases from Ogun to the Bio-Security centre in Lagos.
This, according to him, has necessitated the upgrade of the isolation unit; at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, to a containment facility centre.
“We are working with Lagos state alongside the Federal Ministry of Health (FMH) to upgrade the facility.
“We thank the National Centre for Disease Control for paying utmost attention; to our state since the case of Covid-19 was reported.
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“Also, officials of the FMH are already on ground in the state,” he said.
The governor added that the state government had distributed items such as gloves and masks; to all health facilities in the state for protection of health workers.
According to him, the government is sharing an application with health officers to help them in identifying infected persons; saying government is deploying a lot of resources to fight the virus.
“There is no cause for panic. We are on top of the situation. I am appealing to our people to improve on their personal hygiene.
“You should not hesitate to alert any nearest health facility in case you identify anyone with coronavirus symptoms,” he added.