The Ministry of Health in Lagos State has affirmed its first case of  Coronavirus and announced it to the Federal Ministry of Health. The case, which was affirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the primary case to be accounted for in Nigeria since the flare-up in China in January 2020.

An Italian resident who entered Nigeria on the 25th of February from Milan, Italy for a short business visit had been ill since the 26th of February and was moved to Lagos state Biosecurity Facilities for segregation and Testing.

The infection was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. The patient is clinically steady, with no genuine indications, and is being overseen at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos State. 


The Lagos State Ministry of Health has disclosed measures to guarantee that any flare-up in Lagos is controlled and contained rapidly as a team with the Multi-Sectoral Coronavirus Preparedness Group has arrived.

"We have promptly initiated the State Emergency Operations Center to react to this case and execute firm control measures". "I wish to guarantee all Lagosians and Nigerians that we have been reinforcing our readiness since the primary affirmation of cases in China.


We will utilize all the assets made accessible by the State and the Federal Government to react to this case and are attempting to distinguish all the contacts of the patient since he showed up in Nigeria, they added.

They further said, "that the vast majority who become infected may experience only a mild illness and recuperate easily, however, it tends to be progressively extreme in others, especially old people.


All Lagosians should be cautious and keep up hand and respiratory cleanliness to ensure the safety of themselves as well as other people, including their own families. 


The following measures have been highlighted to reduce the chance of being infected with the disease :

1.Regular washing of hands with cleanser and water, and utilize a liquor based hand sanitizer.

2 Maintain at any rate 1 and a half meters (5 feet) separation among you and any individual who is coughing or sneezing.

3. People coughing or sneezing consistently should remain inside or keep a social separation, yet not blend in with a group.


4. Guarantee that you and individuals around you follow great respiratory cleanliness by covering mouths and noses with a hanky or tissue while wheezing or hacking. You can likewise cough and sneeze in your sleeve at the bowed elbow. At that point discard the pre-owned tissue right away.


6. Remain attentive on the most recent improvements about COVID-19 through authentic channels on TV and Radio, Social Media, including the Lagos State Ministry of Health, NCDC, and Federal Ministry of Health.

Residents ought not to manhandle web-based social networking and enjoy spreading deception that causes dread and frenzy. The Lagos State Ministry of Health, as a team with Nigeria Center for Disease Control, vows to give refreshes and bring up measures to forestall the spread of the disease in the country.


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