Coronavirus: Some persons who flew into Lagos with Italian patient gave us false information, says commissioner

The Lagos state commissioner of health, Prof. Akin Abayomi revealed that some of the persons who boarded the same flight with the Italian who tested positive to coronavirus in Nigeria gave false information.

Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health, Lagos state. [Twitter/@ProfAkinAbayomi]

The health commissioner spoke during a stakeholders’ meeting with Chairmen of Local Governments, Community Development Associations and medical officers at the 57 LGAs and LCDAs.

Abayomi, while addressing journalists after the meeting, said the contact list of the index case of COVID-19 in Lagos is over 100 and increasing daily.

He said, “We have managed to identify all of these people except some of those people on the aircraft who have either gone back to Europe, other states or other countries or gave false information on their forms.

“We are unrelenting in our quest and we are still trying to find the remaining passengers on that aircraft; and every day, we are finding more. Our contact list now is over 100 and it is increasing every day.”

However, in a report earlier published by Pulse Nigeria, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed that two persons suspected and tested for Corona Virus Disease have tested negative to the infection.

“We have been testing a few suspicious cases. In fact, we tested two yesterday, they were both negative and both from Ogun State. We are very much on the lookout; our index of suspicion is very high and we have alerted all our medical facilities both public and private to be cautious about anybody who presents with fever, cough, cold, difficulty in breathing, diarrhea and body pains,” he added.

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