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Coronavirus: 39 Persons In contact With Infected Italian Quarantine


Eleven (11) additional persons who had direct contact with the coronavirus infected Italian have been quarantined with the initial twenty-eight (28) people in Ogun State.

This brings the number of coronavirus primary and secondary patients who had contacts with the infected Italian businessman to 39.

The additional eleven suspects, according to Lafarge Industrial Director, Segun Soyoye include the driver who picked the infected Italian from hotel in Ikeja and those that served him food and drinks.

He said that those at the guest house where he passed nights, as well as the vehicles and ambulance, used to convey him and others who were with him while he was at Ewekoro are quarantined.

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On Saturday, representatives of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Ogun State government team and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) visited Lafarge at Ewekoro, Ogun State for assessment.

Lafarge Industrial Director, Segun Soyoye told them that the Italian came to Lafarge in Ewekoro to inspect some installed machines which they bought from a Swedish firm.

According to Soyoye, the Italian businessman didn’t go beyond Lafarge guest at Ishofin Estate. ”He said the Italian was evacuated upon developing abnormal temperature.

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Soyoye said: “The Italian came for a business visit. He was in Lagos on Monday and slept at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja.

”Our driver took him there, and when we observed abnormal temperatures and symptoms, we quickly instituted an Emergency Response Team which is led by the Company CEO’

”We have to find a way of analysing and identifying not only the Italian but also the other contacts.

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“The contacts are now 39 and we have quarantined them, the house and clinic as well as the vehicles. We don’t take chances that is why they are put there.

“Today is Day 3, they will be there for 14 days, we will continue to observe them. ”We have their database, showing their biodata and other information.

“The doctor is here and what he is doing is to check them on a regular basis. So far, everybody is stable, they are not symptomatic, we are providing everything for them over there.

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“The other thing that I have not said is that the clinic that was used for the infected person is closed and disinfected.

We moved everybody out, all the guys at duty that day, they were also quarantined, so they will be there for 14 days as well.”

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