Second Case of Covid-19, our proactive measures yielding result - Ogun Govt. - THE BUSINESS PACKAGE


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Second Case of Covid-19, our proactive measures yielding result - Ogun Govt.

The Ogun State Government has said its proactive measures being put in place to contain and prevent the spread of Covid-19 outbreak popularly known as Coronavirus in the State is yielding positive results.

The Commissioner for Health in Ogun State, Dr. Tomi Coker who made this known while speaking with news men in her Oke-Mosan office in Abeokuta on the second confirmed case of the virus said, "the case was confirmed from one of the 40 people who had contact with the first Italian index and had earlier been quarantined after testing their blood samples".

According to her, "if we had not been proactive to have tracked down those who had had contact with the first Italian index, he would have been spreading it everywhere but for our measures being put in place".

The Health Commissioner noted that even the person identified, up until now has not developed any symptoms disclosing that she is optimistic that the remaining 39 people who have spent 13 days as at Tuesday, out of 14 days meant for the quarantine period would soon be declared free of the virus.

Dr. Coker called on all residents of the State to be calm and not panic assuring that the Ogun State Government is not leaving any stone unturned towards containing the virus.

She used the avenue to enjoin all to continue to maintain simple personal hygiene by engaging in regular hand washing with soap and flowing water as well as maintain proper respiratory hygiene by sneezing or coughing into the elbow or make use of tissue papers which must be properly disposed after use.

The Commissioner added that if any case is suspected, people should endeavor to put a call through to the following emergency numbers, 08188978392 or 08188978393 for immediate response.

*Femi Osipitan, Press Officer, Ministry of Information and Strategy*

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