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COVID -19: 54 persons in supervised self-isolation, says Minister 

 

 

The 100 people who have had contacts with Coronavirus index case have So far been traced and 54 are under “supervised self-isolation,” Minister of State for Health, Dr Olurunnimbe Mamora, has said.
“Of the 159 passengers aboard the Turkish Airline flight that brought the index case to Nigeria, 54 persons had been traced and were being followed up by officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Health under what he described as supervised self-isolation,” he said.

Mamora explained that under supervised self-isolation the affected people are required to stay at home to be monitored by health officials.

The ex-senator said: “In addition, six staff of the hotel where the man lodged that had contact with him have also been identified.

“From the company in Ogun State, 35 members of staff have been identified and are being followed up.

“The others are drivers, the ambulance drivers and service staff, altogether make up the 100 now.’’

According to Mamora, former Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, some of the air passengers had travelled out the country and to other states in Nigeria.

“Some of the people the Italian made contact with are established to have travelled; the government has sent an advisory to those states.

“Those who travelled outside the country, if the passengers had left to maybe, the UK, the information will be sent to the WHO office to track down the passengers, wherever they are.

“And let them know that they have been in contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus, and they can do the follow up where ever they are,” the minister said.
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