- There are reportedly cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria in an area that had been without an incident of the virus
- According to a source, the cases involve a nurse who works at a private hospital and her mother
- After confirming the situation, the Lagos task force on Covid-19 reinforced the need to be conscious of the virus and follow strict guidelines
Imokun, Epe local government are of Lagos state has reported gotten its first coronavirus cases after an unnamed nurse and her mother allegedly tested positive for Covid-19.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the nurse works at a private hospital. She and her mother’s test results became known on Sunday, 26 April.
It should be noted that prior to the latest development, the town was one of the three governments in the state that were yet to record any case of the virus.
It was said that the team of the Lagos state task force on Covid-19 were at the palace of the Oloja of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun on Sunday, 26 April, to confirm the report.
“The team went to the building in Imokun for contact tracing and they subjected all residents in the building to Covid-19 test."
“They all tested negative but the nurse and her mother were positive. So they took both of them from Imokun to Lagos for further treatment. They have been at the Lagos isolation centre since Sunday,” the source of the newspaper said.
In confirming the cases on his Facebook page on Wednesday, 29 April, the secretary to the local government, Tunde Subair, stressed the seriousness of the virus.
“Covid-19 is real and community/person-person transmission is ongoing. Let’s keep to the rules and directives given out by the government - social distancing, staying home, cough/respiratory etiquette, use of face masks when outside the household. Epe Local Government now has two confirmed cases of Covid-19,” he said.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Zwelinzima Vavi has recovered from the novel coronavirus.
Taking to social media, the SAFTU Secretary General revealed he has now tested negative for Covid-19. Vavi thanked South Africans for their support during the time he battled the virus.
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