BREAKING: Lagos records first case of Coronavirus in Nigeria
Dayo OjerindeThe Lagos State Ministry of Health has confirmed the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a statement around 1.40am on Friday said the government had reported it to the Federal Ministry of Health.
“The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the outbreak in China in January 2020.“The case is an Italian citizen who entered Nigeria on the 25th of February from Milan, Italy, for a brief business visit.
“He fell ill on the 26th February and was transfered to Lagos State Biosecurity Facilities for isolation and testing. COVID-19 infection was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos,” the statement read partly.
The commissioner said the state government through the the Lagos State Ministry of Health, had put measures in place to ensure that any outbreak in Lagos was controlled and contained quickly in collaboration with the multi-sectoral Coronavirus Preparedness Group, led by the NCDC.
“We have immediately activated the State Emergency Operations Centre to respond to this case and implement firm control measures.“I wish to assure all Lagosians and Nigerians that we have been strengthening our preparedness since the first confirmation of cases in China. We will use all the resources made available by the state government and the Federal Government to respond to this case.
“We are working to identify all the contacts of the patient since he arrived in Nigeria. Please, be reminded that most people who become infected may experience only a mild illness and recover easily, but it can be more severe in others, particularly the elderly and persons with other underlying chronic illnesses. All Lagosians should take care of their health and maintain hand and respiratory hygiene to protect themselves and others, including their own families, following the precautions:
“Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser.“Maintain at least 1 & half metres (5 feet) distance between you and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.“People coughing persistently or sneezing should stay indoors or keep a social distance, but not mix with a crowd.
“Ensure that you and people around you follow good respiratory hygiene by covering mouths and noses with a handkerchief or tissue while sneezing or coughing. You can also sneeze or cough into your sleeve at the bent elbow. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
“Stay indoors if you feel unwell with symptoms, such as fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. Please call Lagos State Emergency hotlines 08023169485 or 08033565529 or 08052817243 which are available day and night.“Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19 through official channels on TV and Radio, the Social Media, including the Lagos State Ministry of Health, NCDC and Federal Ministry of Health.
“Citizens must not abuse social media and indulge in spreading misinformation that causes fear and panic. The Lagos State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, will continue to provide updates and will initiate all measures required to prevent the spread of any outbreak in Lagos,” Abayomi said.
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Is not beyond prayer brother This can be real May God deliver us from this dreadful hour and help our medical researchers and experts to conquer it in Jesus name. God save us from this virus Nothing like that I hope they won't play politics on diz brand new Corolla vilus. Plz let them share it to reach everybody starting 4rm president--- Buhari and the Security Chiefs respectively. I don't take a shit 🚶🚶🚶🚶
Why lagos na?😭 Let start praying for the forgiveness of sins. The end is near Plz Nigeria should do some thing about this virus poop, before it will get out of hand oooh I pray almighty God save us from this virus. I cover me and my family with the blood of Jesus. Anytime money is budgeted for anything in Nigeria, that money must be spent on an invented issue.
Stay ahead of coronavirus This is expected as the present government has a track record of inability to tackle challenges. This might just become another conduit pipe for massive looting like the boko haram and grass cutting stuff. Coronavirus is a deadly transmittable disease more than 77,000 cases confirmed in China since from the discovery of the virus and there's no any effective medication for t it 😥😥 FG... Please kill that infected person before he spreads it to people.
Hmmmmm. Oga oooooo God heal our land Hmmmm. Sorry house what is the work of our immigration..... I don't expect any foreigner to our country for now most expecially the affected country...... And to all that came in I think proper and adequate check should be put in place... Even at the airport.. what is there work
Alcoholic drinks can cure covid-19, so make the government remove taxes on them Problem don dey oh Don't worry Nigerians, we've been grinding with d virus before now ND nothing happened so.... Oh my God Biko kwa oo We go dey alright very soon... Those residing in Lagos should be xtraordinary careful ... Lagosians,now the panic begins!!!!!
It is written in your word that we shall hear it with our ear but it will not get to us,baba protect your children If Nigerians could handle ebola virus,we can also do justice to corona virus God helping us!!! Jesus is Lord we are death GodSafeNigeria After federal government paid 386 million to prevent it...where did this money go?
I and all the members of my family, friends, in-laws even enemies are covered with the blood of Jesus Christ O ga o, Ko lowun ma sho wa o☹️ Nigerians are the *Giants* of Africa...So therefore, no Coronavirus will pull us down. Shall protect yourself. Yes When you hear the name coronavirus You we agreed with me that , HIV is your friend
Anyone in position of EYES OF DARKNESS 1981 OR 1991 edition page 39 u will understand why black skin is gold Please, let me hear from minister for information and culture. Lagos will have everything, they even have coronacoronavirus genggenggeng CoronaVirusUpdates He talks at odd with reality. Person way dem suppose carry go sambisa dem dey put am for Yaba
There's nothing beyond God,flashback in Nigeria,up till date,u will agree with me that God is fr.Nigeria.God is Good. I can bet some people in power who are going to benefit from this can pay for this to come here. What you didn’t know about coronavirus (Must watch) The Blood of Jesus will set us free and protected. That corona virus be expired and dead in Jesus name.
This is indeed a scary situation for our kind of country!! God help us!! Since it's a case of corruption,they should send the victim to EFCC office in Lagos or Abuja. Let Magu and his boys handle it. Hope it's contained asap!!!. Tragic 💔 Nigeria why it is only God that can save Nigeria from this How did we get here..
Some people will become billionaires from this virus 🦠 issue. God save your people. Nigeria don finish Dear Lord, protect the presidency and ALL NASS members from this virus I beg you. Do it for me lord. This Is one of the ways the western world are killing us. So out of everyone that lives in Italy, it's only and infected person that can come to Nigeria just to make sure the virus is in Africa also. All these manufactured viruses Ehn. Only God can help us
God will save us from this evil and deadly 'corona virus' . There is hope for does who trust in God. The blood of Jesus is the cured 🙇♀️🙇♀️🙇♀️ Nigeria isn't first in Africa to record, Egypt did so serious quarantine is d best designated points. May God forgive our sin. officialEFCC chairman should be called for questioning.. He already predicted coronavirus as a corruption caused epidemic. So we await the budget for this scourge to be fought here in Nigeria. Face mask, quarantine services, Labs and personnel etc.. CoronavirusOutbreak
Who did the diagnosis Meanwhile our government has been spending money to prevent the virus in our country, las las someone from affected country is allowed into this country UNCHECK. Nigeria Government na SCAM. let all persons in the say flight with the Italian go for testing MBuhari, a president that cannot safe gaurd her citizen. No technical planning, no innovation or anything initiative..rather than norturing poverty, claiming Integrity in a corruptd party. No single security in the country, now we have covid 19. I know me and my family, team
Everything is about to change Oga na lie madprofuyah I doubt if we even have an effective infection control strategy in this country. So African skin did not resist Coronavirus again Innalillahi wainnailahirrajiun, may Allaah protects us from this deadly disease ameen. officialEFCC come help capture this corruption virus
Lord have mercy Kilishi & Suya eaters in Lagos be careful. ....of contacts. I was beginning to wonder, first in Africa, Nigeria is a useless country. What have we ever done right in this country. For now airport staff avoid begging money to reduce contacts. Opportunity for APC Gvt to loot Nigeria dried Stay Safe folks - don't joke with prevention protocols 👇🏽
This is long over due, I knew it was all a coverup statement when the senate takes about not being happy with the immigrants checks. Did they traveled since December that the virus broke out and different people from the hot zone flocking-in? Just laughable country This is serious oooh It is now u will knw that bokoharam is is being sponsored in Nigeria.. because this virus wouldn't reach anywhere in Nigeria. They will now do all they can ro end it because it doesn't select anybody... bokoharam dey select na
Ghen ghen 😥 Border closure should be effective by now and complete ban on visit from any country with already confirmed case should be effected in order to manage the situation Nigeria CoronaVirusUpdates CoronavirusOutbreak Any infected person should just go senate at there next sitting and put it everywhere or else they won't take it serious.
Punch please stop this funny headline. Next time let it be Nigeria records first case of coronavirus They forgot to do that now, they only concentrate on begging and disturbing people where’s your passport and many other things. They them continue begging and leave there jobs useless set of people After releasing 386m for prevention of Coronavirus.. Aye awon leaders wa ma laba ni..
I believe NCDC can manage this well if they swiftly identify his contact since his arrival. Moreso we need tighten up our borders. Promote good hygiene and self cautiousness dontpanick We Have Been Facing Boko Haram,Ebola, Fulani Herdsmen, SARS,Now It's Coronavirus. Parte After Parte. pc4real Abeg make them spread am to buhari
Lagos bawo Dey shld lock the victims some where 🤦♀️ This is when we need to Apply the FasholaTheory Thank God you've got chloroquin swimming in our bodies 😎 This is serious, we need to be careful and try to adopt all safety measures and avoid crowded places. Sad! I pray all our representative in house and senatate and other dogs we call human that are frustrating us should go with coronavirus...Amin
Lagos no okada only bus. God pity the poor in LAG Ameen No screening whatsoever from the Entry Points..I knew it just a matter of time. That 'Ebola'phase about to play all over again. Ah ple sweating inside buses and sneezing and there's a ban on Okada.. God 'safe' us Something is telling that Magus was right ☹️
No no no this can't be true 😭😭😭 Now all Embassy in this country will stop issuing visa to anybody Don't worry guys, Coronavirus will die under the heat. Besides, our able efcc will help detect and arrest it. Stay safe Upon all the things we are facing in Nigeria. Father Lord please have mercy Lagos no they carry last....
May GOD help us Nigeria is hopeless Na rich man go fear pass Now travelling out of the country bcoms more difficult.bullshit 'No one wants to die,but them wan go heaven'🎼😎 😂😂2baba Bin gripped with fear since d i heard d 'breaking news'Nigeria is not safe compare to other countries with a durable health sector.God Help!
May God guide us and help us! He’s our father , we don’t even have govt! Person go dey battle bad government and corona virus... Magu where u dey? Corona Don show o We reject this virus in Jesus name This is ridiculous.who is injecting this disease in the world.well,debatable part of this epidermic is USA is not excluded in this mess that would use to St retype others.
I can't understand why we are never serious as a people and country. What were they doing at the airport? Why was flight to Nigeria from Italy not banned? We know we don't have a serious government. A country at war with Boko Haram, a fragile economy and now an epidemic?Mercy God Yet another opportunity to loot money,foolish people....may God protect us
This is really not good for nigeria! Now the thief’s has finally see another way to loot the remaining funds smh This is a serious issue. Magu should investigate this corruption, I believe he can arrest it Why did this govt ban flights from China. I wonder It has happened 😔 Congratulations Nigerians 🙆🙆🙆
Lagos is always ready, what of other states and the FCT? E don happen. Scam scam scam.. Let state and federal governments rise to the occasion and give it the Ebola treatment, they should justify the over 30 million naira set aside for this just some days ago. No excuses allowed on this one o and no blaming past government just do what has to be done.
APCNigeria OfficialAPCNg MBuhari GarShehu PoliceNG HQNigerianArmy DefenceInfoNG ProfOsinbajo have been praying for the arrival of corona now it finally arrived stay clear bcoz we have zero government all we have are animals in human form God please help us, we have a lot of problems at hand already
Y can't these people stay one place, waka waka the_ngozi This country is stupid Lol other countries are blocking Travellers, and doing serious checks. Only Nigeria isn't. Anyways at least our public health sys works, hope for the best. The worst is that it happened in luth, where i school 😭 Do we have minister of health under this government?
Jesu Travellers were not screened at the airport, no Corona virus quarantine centres around the airport, a senator even warned about the consequences of the weak barriers we have put in place. I hope we don't end up like Iran Now that Lagos governor as implemented OkadaBan, gathering at the bus stop is risky o!
Are we sure it's the virus? Because it's hard to trust anything that cometh out of Naija It was a long time coming. This spreads and it shakes the very foundation of our existence. It's a time of reckoning. God help us! Please Lord!! Deliver this country oo 🙌... Ikú dé 🙆💔😭😭😭😭 I swear MAGU is right 🙁
Another scam! Its coming, its really coming, if Asia, South American and European countries that're well organised couldn't stop the wave of this epidemic, then my sympathy for Africa and particularly Nigeria!! punch your MD? This is what they wanted and it has happened I knew it... I knew it's gon be a matter of time. The government can't even try to prove the world wrong one bit. Now that's embezzlement for some officials, playing with innocent lives *sigh* Smh
This is serious.......where is the Lord God of Elijah come and heal your land we have a epileptic health sector that cannot handle nor control this. OMG!! 危险了！ 大家注意安全 E don show! Bickering, insult or finger pointing won't solve our problem, solution and prevention should be our utmost concern. 'How to protect yourself from coronavirus - CNET'
Best result ban entry from affected country but they actually want to loot they allowed it into the country, let see how dead man will enjoy his loot Lobatan! Everyone should just stay indoors. Wan ti gbada get wa sha,olorun shanu wa oooh😂😂😂 Be fore this day, I had seen posts and tweet that wished this disease entered nigeria and ofcourse devoured it. They wished it happened just to be politically correct. Now, they say it is here, and some nigerians are already confirming the wish with their tweets.
So Nigeria still let this in. SMH Lord Have mercy🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 🙆 Help us lord We all knew it would get here sooner rather than later we got no laws out here virtually everything goes. Let’s just pray the case fatality rates stays at 2%. Good hand hygiene (buy a personal hand sanitizer nt a mask) avoid crowded places and pray to God you’d be fine
Oluwa wetin dey coronalize?😭🤧 CoronaVirusUpdates Corona virus is caused by corruption Very useless country.. So it has finally entered It was negative o haba God help us This not a joke! It has killed over 5000 people across the globe! It worse than ebola....I hope it doesn't escalate....God Abeg not Nigeria!
May God protect us With the 384mill, I knew it was Just a matter of time. Lies...want to steal again useless government Problem problem, another problem This can be real The NEWS that got to us few weeks ago was that the BLACK GENE is resistant to the virus,why the commotion now? Red alert! Red alert!! Red alert!!! Shut the borders, completely! But first, deport that Italian with immediate effect.
The problem of Nigeria is not the government but the masses, they keep electing incompetent politicians and are ready to go any length to defend them when they are failing. With this heat and body-rubbing in public transport 😟 It wont succeed here Temitop19894872 COVID2019 coronavirus Since the first case has been confirmed in Nigeria, UBAGroup ZenithBank gtbank MyFCMB Sterling_Bankng UNIONBANK_NG wemabank FirstBankngr help curtail its spread. Protect staffs and customers. Pls provide gloves and face mask at entrances.
Lol I knew they would opean thier eyes wide and let that virus come in F*** this useless government Now I hope magu can cure these one since it was caused by corruption F****** country Lagos: Test on suspected case of Coronavirus shows negative - TODAY via todayng Dear Coronavirus, kindly visit all those that voted for Buhari, no mercy at all.. thank u!
😲😲😲😲⚠️ They have added to our problem😢😢. Me and the rest of my families are covered in the mighty name of Jesus 🙏🏼 Why Y'all will be ok. It is only killing whites and asians Baba will soon fly to London. This is not Ebola GEJ handled. Where is that our pastor that want to go to China It's has to be Lagos... So sad
Haaa! Wahala dè. AKALAGBORO🙆♂️🙆♂️🙆♂️🙆♂️ 😳😳🙆♀️ Can we survive it? IfaladeO you see o! May the almighty God Protect us all 🙏 GiuseppeConteIT luigidimaio SergioCosta_min Sembra chiaro che ormai la questione si sta espandendo da per tutto. God take control They should immediately look for the other passengers onboard the aircraft that brought that Italian into the country and get them examined. This is a serious problem and should be urgently handled.
We pray our general laxity& perpetual psyche of'I can't kill myself jare'at public,private& individual levels won't readily predispose us all to an uncontrollable spread of the manufactured virus courtesy of our addiction to'Sino-Extra Dependency'insolence. May God save the poor. Kindly follow back..i'd do so asap😫💙🙏🏾
Lagos wey no get space.... Nigeria is and remains a joke, when Italy got an outbreak, why didn't Nigeria stop all those coming from this country or better still have a good screening facilities at all the international airports? The end is now thony_yhl Hmmm thony_yhl Fuxk fuxk MBuhari fuxk aishabuhari Fuxk the Nigeriagovernment
Osetie la!! This one the Fmohnigeria isn't screening travellers at the airports. God 'safe' us. Now, there’s a real reason to worry. Coronavirus in Nigeria can mean an epidemic considering how weak the present health system under Buhari is. Jonathan’s administration nipped Ebola because it had the right people doing the job. Can’t say the same for the present govt.
God no go shame us Why must the govt allow people from Italy and infected areas come to Nigeria for now?!.... Hope everywhere and every person he visited and spoke with are isolated and quarantined?!.... Oh Lord, why?! Lobatan May Allah protect us all Oh my God, we are in trouble. Immediately Senate President LAWAN announced that there are no proper checks at the Airport against the virus.. I knew it was just a marra of time before APC government report an actual case of the virus... Buhari is so predictable 🤝
It’s a lieeeeeeee! 😱 😓😓🏃🏾🏃🏾🏃🏾🏃🏾 Lord! Please deliver us from this Corruption viruses Really You're about 30 mins late Yeh 😭
Suspected case of Coronavirus in Lagos under investigation - Govt - Daily Post NigeriaThe Lagos State Government has said that the Chinese citizen who presented at the Reddington Hospital, Ikeja, and suspected to have Coronavirus has tested Ya Allah Please o God pls help us o
Chinese patient tests negative to coronavirus in Lagos - OfficialThe Lagos State Ministry of Health has said a Chinese national in the state who was suspected to have coronavirus has tested negative. Thank u Corona! jayjaymaimai . But more precautions should be taken please. Travellers from the 40 infected countries should be quarantined for awhile as well cos as it stands it's not only in China, let's work with new informations as well It’s better so called officials speaks out rather than covering up
Coronavirus test on Chinese citizen negative – Lagos govtOpe oooh! I don't trust these people. Someone might have received huge alert to manipulate the test result. We don't care about ourselves in this country. This is Nigeria. Be safe out there 🙏 Hmmm
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