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Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

The Ministry Of Health, Osagie Enahire announced this morning, a first case of coronavirus in Lagos, Nigeria.

The victim is an Italian citizen, who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy on Tuesday, 25th of February, 2020.

Lagos State Commissioner Of Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, confirmed this in a statement. He noted that the State Emergency Operations Centre had been activated to respond to the case and implement control measures.

“COVID – 19 infection was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the laboratory network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,” he said.

“The Government of Lagos State through the Lagos State Ministry of Health has been strengthening measures to ensure that any outbreak in Lagos is controlled and contained,” he further stated.

He concluded by urging citizens not to abuse the social media and indulge in spreading misinformation that causes fear and panic.

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