- NGF has revealed its plan to end the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria
- Chairman of the NGF, Kayode Fayemi, said the governors would use all resources available to tackle Coronavirus
- An Italian infected with the virus was discovered in Lagos on Friday, February 28
Sequel to the reported case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lagos state, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has appealed to the general public to be calm.
Daily Trust reports that the NGF chairman and Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, in a statement, urged Nigerians to follow precautionary measures recommended by the federal ministry of health and other relevant government agencies.
Legit.ng gathered that Fayemi said the forum had already initiated monitoring infrastructure in all states to ensure that quick response and the attention was given to anyone showing symptoms of the disease.
Premium Times also reports the Fayemi encouraged the citizens to self-quarantine if they noticed symptoms related to the viral disease and contact the nearest health facility within the states, saying that, “We will deploy all resources available to respond and contain further spread of the virus.”
The forum, which also enjoined citizens not to spread fake news and misinformation that could trigger fear, panic and chaos, said the federal ministry of health and other designated federal and state agencies would provide the relevant updates related to the disease.
The statement partly read: “The case, which is the first reported in Sub-Saharan Africa, is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and journeyed from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria through Istanbul, Turkey on the 25th of February 2020 and is said to have spent some time in Ogun state.
"The patient is said to be clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is currently being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously 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.
In another report, Pope Francis is sick and could possibly be infected by coronavirus but Vatican officials have refused to comment on the true state of the pontiff.
Matteo Bruni, the spokesman for the Vatican, only said that the Pope could not show up for mass because he is slightly indisposed.
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