Sanwo Olu Allays The Fears Coronavirus Of A Possible Spread Among Residents In Lagos State

Sanwo Olu Allays The Fears Coronavirus Of A Possible Spread Among Residents In Lagos State

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Sanwo Olu  Allays The Fears Coronavirus Of A Possible Spread Among Residents In Lagos State

Babajide Sanwo- Olu the Lagos State Government allayed the fears of coronavirus possible spread among residents in the Lagos State, saying the victim was being isolated at the state’s bio - security facility in the Yaba area of the state. Sanwo - Olu said on Friday that the state government would prohibit public gatherings if the coronavirus case confirmed in the state escalated. He , however , said taking such a measure now in the wake of the confirmation of the virus could give rise to needless panic among the public.

At a press conference held at the State House in Marina on Friday, the governor noted that the condition of the Italian , who happened to be a victim, was not ‘ highly contagious ’ at the moment, hence , there was no need to forbid public assembly in the state .
Sanwo- Olu allayed the fears of a possible spread among residents in the state, saying the victim was being isolated at the state’s bio - security facility in the Yaba area of the state .

He assured the people that there was no cause for panic among Lagosians and Nigerians at large over the reported COVID - 19 incident , stressing that measures had been set in motion by the state and federal government to contain the spread of the virus in the country. He said, “ It is only when there is a high level of escalation that the public can be panicky and this is when we realise that it is getting to person- to -person transmission.

“ As we have said, this isolated case has been contained right from the hospital where he was first admitted and the guesthouse he slept after his arrival in Nigeria.

“ It is when there is a person- to - person infection that we can trigger another level of isolation and curtail public events where a large number of people can gather . But I don ’t think we have gotten to that level yet.”

                                     
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