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Coronavirus: Ago-Okota records first 2 suspected cases

The spread of the novel coronavirus continues unabated in Lagos State as two cases have been confirmed in Ago-Okota, Isolo LCDA.

This was disclosed by Hon. Shittu Remy; a leader within the Legislative Arm of the Isolo Local Council Development Area on Thursday, April 16.

Remy explained that this was disclosed to him by a Medical Officer, Dr. Baqiah Nojimudeen-Yesufu.

“This is a testament to the current community spreading pattern of the virus as both confirmed persons have no record of recent travels.

“Both are male, who reside around Community Road and Oba Kabiru Agbabiaka Street respectively. They were immediately taken to the Isolation Centre in Yaba for quarantine after testing positive to the virus.

“As of now, one of them is still under intensive care but recuperating fast; while the other had since been discharged after satisfactorily winning the battle against the virus.

“However, this update is not to cause panic or fear in the community; but to sustain our consciousness to the fact that the virus is real and we should maintain our compliance with the stay-at-home order and other precautionary measures.”

He further encouraged the relentless efforts of health care workers from the LCDA; who had since intensified their community base surveillance via door-to-door visitation of each household and contact tracing of affected persons.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture; Lai Mohammed, has slammed reports that one of the Chinese doctors recently brought into Nigeria had tested positive for the COVID-19.

Lai Mohammed, who is a member of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) debunked this claim on Wednesday, April 15, during a press briefing.

He also lamented the rate at which fake news is being churned out on social media.

According to the minister, this has made the fight against the pandemic more difficult for the taskforce.

Lai Mohammed also took the time to deflate reports claiming that members of the National Assembly had shared a N700 million fund; describing it as fake news.

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