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All 40 people who had contact with Italian coronavirus patient in Ogun leaves quarantine

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi; Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and Medical Director, Mainland Hospital, Dr. Abimbola Bowale, during an inspection visit to the Emergency Operations Centre and Biosecurity Unit at Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital Yaba

By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta

The Ogun State Government on Friday discharged 40 persons who had contact with the Italian national that tested positive for Coronavirus.

It would be recalled that the contacts have been in isolation for 14 days, since the case was reported late February in the state.

Briefing newsmen on the development in Abeokuta, the state capital Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, explained that all the 40 contacts of the index case under quarantine tested negative to series of the tests for coronavirus, including the second positive case which was a contact of the index case.

She added that the Italian national is doing well in isolation and would be discharge sometimes next week.

The commissioner noted that the disease had been contained in the State with the development, thereby advising residents to remain calm and maintained good hygiene at all times.

Coker said the State known as industrial hub of the country, would continue to work closely with the Port Health Services to closely monitor and screen vehicles and individuals coming through the borders.

She also advised any individual with travel history to the high risk countries to embark on self-isolation for 14 days and equally visit government health facility.