In a bid to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Lagos state government has declared two direct contacts with the first index of the deadly virus wanted.
This was revealed by the Lagos Commissioner for health, Prof Akin Abayomi at a press briefing in Alausa, Ikeja. The names he identified are Enwelunta Obumnore Godfrey (Male); and Salami Abiodun Sadeeq (Male).
While also revealing that those who had been in contact with the 44-year-old Italian will begin a 14-day isolation process.
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iDONSABI had reported a second index who had direct contact with Nigeria’s index coronavirus case — a 44-year-old Italian male who is currently quarantined at the Mainland Hospital, an infectious disease facility in Yaba, Lagos State.
“The secondary COVID-19 patient has had contact with a few people and those contacts will begin a 14-day isolation process.
“As per our protocol, we have the capacity to test so that we can pick up whether any of those in isolation are turning positive and we have tested the 40 individuals in isolation in Ewekoro at the Lafarge factory because that was the group that had close contact with the index case.
“Out of the 40, we detected one positive and that individual happened to have spent a lot of time with the index case by virtue of his job.
“That demonstrates the first transmission for the index case and the good news is that we have the individual under surveillance so that significantly minimizes the chance of transmission to a large number of people.”
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He also revealed that the government is still in search of the remaining two passengers aboard Turkish Airlines with the Italian coronavirus patient and appealed to the two individuals to reach out to the ministry.
“Please we need to contact you and you need to be in touch with the Ministry of Health. We have been trying to reach you by the address you put on your forms and by the numbers but none of those numbers are working. it is vitally important that you reach out to us with the numbers that are generally available with the press -08023169485 or 08033565529 or 08052817243 or to the Federal Ministry of Health or to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,” he said.
. Lagos Gov’t Publishes Names of Direct Contact With Italian Passengers on Turkish Airline Follow iDONSABI.