COVID-19: How we discovered 104 positive cases in a company ― Ogun govt

The Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, on Public Communications, Hon. Remmy Hazzan, on Thursday, disclosed that 104 positive cases of COVID-19 were discovered in a single factory in Sagamu area of the state.

Hazzan said that the state government decision to test all essential workers of factories and companies who were exempted to work during the lockdown was done in the overall interest of the state.

The governor’s aide noted that if proactive measures had not been taken, so many people would have been infected without knowing and this could be dangerous to the State at large.

He assured that there is no cause for alarm, saying the cases are asymptomatic and that government is on top of it.

The Special Adviser further disclosed that the medical team of the State government are on contact tracing of the infected persons who are most likely to also be asymptomatic adding that a good number of the workers who tested positive reside in the factory’s facility.

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“We are not losing the battle with the Covid-19 pandemic. Our decision to go and test the staff of those factories who were exempted to work during the lockdown actually paid off. The State did the right thing by testing the workers of these companies.

“Though we are not praying for a surge in the number of positive cases, if it happens, the State presently has the infrastructural capacity to handle it. It is better to have it ready and not need it than to need it and not have it,” he added.

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