Coronavirus threat in Nigeria is not yet over - Osinbajo warns

Coronavirus threat in Nigeria is not yet over - Osinbajo warns

- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo tells Nigerians that the threat posed by the coronavirus in the country is not yet over

- Osinbajo says the federal government was making efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. He advised Nigerians to continue to observe hygiene advisories

- The vice president discloses that the federal government is examining the readiness of healthcare facilities in Nigeria to handle for whatever eventualities may arise

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has told Nigerians that the threat posed by the coronavirus in the country is not yet over.

Osinbajo made the statement in Abuja when flagging off the free nationwide integrated medical outreach programme at Bwari area council primary health centre, Daily Trust.

The vice president said the federal government was making efforts to contain the coronavirus. He advised Nigerians to continue to observe hygiene advisories.

Osinbajo stated that the federal government is examining the readiness of healthcare facilities in Nigeria to handle whatever eventualities may arise.

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Meanwhile, Nigeria has confirmed its third case of coronavirus in Lagos as the deadly infection spreads more across African countries.

The new Covid-19 case was disclosed by the commissioner of health in Lagos state, Professor Akin Abayomi via his official Twitter handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi, on Tuesday, March 17.

According to the health commissioner, the patient is a 30-year-old Nigerian woman who returned from the United Kingdom to Lagos on Friday, March 13.

She reportedly observed self-isolation upon her return, developed symptoms and has been tested positive.

Abayomi said the patient is now in isolation and receiving care at Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.

The commissioner noted that tracing of all passengers and all those who may have come in contact with the latest case has commenced.

Legit.ng notes that the latest Covid-19 case is not connected with the index case, an Italian, and the second case, a Nigerian who had contact with the Italian.

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In another report, Shehu Sani has questioned why the federal government has refused to place travel restrictions to combat the spread of coronavirus disease.

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The former Senator in a tweet on Tuesday, 17 March, said Nigerian borders remained open coronavirus while the borders are closed to the importation of rice.

"Our borders remain open for Corona and closed for Rice," Shehu Sani tweeted.

The former lawmaker made the statement in reaction to comments by the minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, that Nigeria still has no plans on restricting any country’s nationals from entering the country.

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