Coronavirus: Ogun shuts down firm, quarantines 28

Coronavirus: Ogun shuts down firm, quarantines 28

- Nothing less than 28 people have been quarantined over coronavirus in Ogun state

- They were quarantined after an Italian who visited their company tested positive for the disease

- Meanwhile, surveillance centres have been reactivated in all the 20 local government areas in the state

Following the detection of the deadly coronavirus in Nigeria, the Ogun state government has on Friday, February 28, shutdown a firm in Ewekoro over interaction with the Italian bearer of the disease.

According to Dapo Abiodun, the governor of the state, the company has quarantined the 28 people who had contact with the Italian victim of the disease.

Going further, the governor disclosed that surveillance centres have been reactivated in all the 20 local government areas in the state.

The governor promised that the state is doing everything to prepare for the disease in case of an outbreak.

He said that gloves, masks and protective equipment have been distributed to the local government and our primary health care centres.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that 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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