Coronavirus: Sanwo-Olu allays fears

•  Confirms one has tested positive •  Says govt is on top of situation

Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo- Olu, on Friday, confirmed that the state has recorded its first case of Coronavirus but assured that the government was on top of the situation as the patient, who happened to be an Italian had arrived the country about four days ago, had been put in isolation centre in Yaba area of the state.

Sanwo- Olu gave this assurance while addressing correspondents at the  State House, Marina, saying that already, contacts that the patients might have met were being traced.

The governor disclosed that the patient developed the symptoms relating to the disease (Coronavirus) in Ogun State where he went to do business and had to be brought to Lagos where he tested positive upon which he was taken to isolation centre for conferment.

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Governor Sanwo- Olu, who gave the address in company of Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, his Information and Strategy counterpart, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, among others, however, declared that the patient was now on stable condition as “he is not having a respiratory problem which might prove contagious.”

The governor, while assuring Nigerians and urging them not to panic but go about their businesses without fear, enjoined them to observe proper and personal hygiene to be able to avoid contracting the disease.

“The advice, we should observe proper and personal hygiene. We will continue to advise Nigerian to keep personal hygiene, wash their hands properly, move away from somebody found coughing and sneezing often,” he said.

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