Honourable Commissioner for Health of Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi has given an update on the suspected Coronavirus case in Lagos.
Nigerians were thrown into panic after there was a report that there was a suspected case of coronavirus in Lagos but it has been put to rest as Prof. Abayomi revealed that there is no suspected or confirmed case of the disease in Lagos.
He said in a statement;
Update on suspected’ Corona virus case in Lagos today 1/02/2020
The attention of @followlasg and @LSMOH has been drawn to a story of a query suspected case of #2019nCoV infection which presented at a particular private hospital in Lekki on 29/01/2020
The subject in question is an adult male Nigerian who arrived from China 4 days ago. He was in Shanghai throughout his stay in China and during his stay he did not have any contact with anyone who was ill or from Wuhan region
On his return to Lagos he has followed our instructions from @LSMOH and like a responsible member of the society has chosen to self quarantine. He presented to a hospital for a check up just to be sure but was found to be perfectly well and asked to return home to continue his self quarantine. He is therefore clinically not a suspected case of #2019-nCoV as he is not exhibiting any symptoms.
As of 2:38pm today when i called the epidemiology officers of @LSMOH and the doctor that attended to him at the hospital in Lekki, he remains in perfect health with no symptoms of #nCoV2019. Nevertheless @LSMOH will continue to monitor his welfare till the end of his self quarantine period. As of now there is no suspected or confirmed case of #nCoV2019 in Lagos.
1urge you all to be vigilant and call +234 802 316 9485 for any suspected case of infections