Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday, says that the state government has deployed surveillance officers in all Local Government and Local Council Development Areas in the state to monitor the spread of COVID-19.
Sanwo-Olu said there was no need for Lagosians to panic as government was on top of the situation.
The Lagos helmsman who was speaking at a press conference at the State House, Marina, said government had begun tracing those who had contacts with the infected Italian businessman who developed the symptoms in Ogun State. The man had a meeting on Tuesday after he arrived Lagos from Milan, Italy, on Monday.
“On Tuesday, 25th in the morning he moved to his business in Ogun State, where he is engaged by a corporate entity. He carried out business in Ogun State within the confines of that company on Tuesday and in the early part of Wednesday.
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“In that company, he spent the night in their accommodation with a confine environment, by afternoon, he started to develop symptoms of high fever and body pains. He was presented to the company’s medical facility, where investigations began. Because, he gave the history of his origin from Italy, where the disease had broken out, he was later confined before we were contacted.
“He fell ill on the 26th February and was transferred to Lagos State Bio-security Facilities for isolation and testing,” Sanwo-Olu said.