By Kazeem Ugbodaga
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday allayed the fear of Lagosians on the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus in the state, saying there is no cause for alarm.
Speaking at a press conference at the State House, Marina, Sanwo-Olu said the government had begun tracing those who had contacts with the patient who developed the symptoms in Ogun State, where he had a businesses meeting on Tuesday after he arrived Lagos from Milan, Italy, on Monday, without symptoms, but was later referred to Lagos after exhibiting the signs and was first treated at the Company’s facilities, in Ogun State.
With Surveillance Officers stationed in all the Local Government and Local Council Development Areas, the state Governor tasked Lagosians and Nigerians in general on preventive measures through observing proper personal and environmental hygiene.
Sanwo-Olu, who hinted that there are various levels of escalation, said the State is constantly in touch with the National Centre For Disease Control, Federal Government and all other stakeholders while surveillance, Monitoring and containment would be intensified.
While urging citizens and residents not to panic, Sanwo-Olu said the patient, who is currently quarantined is in stable condition and under going a molecular test to really confirm if he is positive to COVID 19.
The governor said tracking mechanisms have been activated with the support of relevant authorities to identify possible contacts with the patients, while a number of staff in the company where he is working in Ogun State and the two hotels where he lodged on arrival in both states were under surveillance and necessary test.
He urged Lagosians to exercise a high level of suspicion at all times, especially for those just arriving the Country and report any suspected case through the following helplines, 08033565529, 08052817243 or 08023169485.