Coronavirus: We’ve identified those who had contact with Italian patient - Lafarge

Coronavirus: We’ve identified those who had contact with Italian patient - Lafarge

- The Ogun state government is doing everything it can to tackle the spread of coronavirus

- The government is working hand-in-hand with the firm where the infected Italian had physical contact with some persons

- The management of the company (a cement factory precisely) has revealed that it has identified all who were seen with the foreigner

Less than one day after an Italian national was detected to have symptoms of coronavirus in Ogun, officials of a cement factory he visited have finally discovered those who had physical contact with him.

Informing the public about the discovery, the spokesperson of the firm, Folashade Ambrose-Medebem, said that although the identities of the persons in question cannot be revealed, they have been quarantined and were examined, The Cable reports.

Medebem also revealed that all protocols of isolation and disinfection were implemented immediately.

Expressing gratitude to the federal ministry of health, the governments of Lagos and Ogun for their synergy and timely response to the incident, she disclosed that the company is collaborating with International SOS, a global health organisation, to frontally address the issue.

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Moreover, another online media outfit, The New Telegraph, reported that Medebem assured the public that health and safety remain priorities of the firm.

The newspaper quoted her as saying that the Italian works for a vendor that provides services to the firm in Ogun state.

Meanwhile, reported that the Italian who was tested positive to the disease in Lagos also visited Ogun state.

The Italian who was confirmed positive to the virus on Thursday, February 27, had also visited Ewekoro in Ewekoro local government area in Ogun state this week.

The state's commissioner of health, Tomi Coker, on Friday, February 28, however, assured the residents and visitors in the state not to panic.

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The commissioner added that the facility visited by the Italian has also been quarantined in accordance with the health safety standard.

The commissioner said the state has epidemiologists and infectious disease consultant handling the situation with support from the Lagos state government and the federal government.

She said authorities have started making efforts to get in touch with people who have had the contact with the infected patient. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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