CORONA VIRUS: New update on Corona Virus

MUSHIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT RECORDS FIRST COVID-19 CASE AT TAKURO STREET, IDI-ARABA
family members quarantined to contain the virus

Tuesday 24 March 2020.

Last weekend there was a case of Corona Virus (COVID-19) at Takuro street, Idi-Araba, Mushin.

The patient is already receiving treatment at Yaba, Lagos. Immediately the medical team of the local government led by Dr. Wale Akeredolu, MOH, was informed, the patient was transfered to disease/virus control centre at IDH, Yaba.

The contact persons majorly his family members were quarantined to contain the virus.

Hon. Emmanuel Bamigboye, Executive Chairman Mushin Local Government, informed that residents should not panic as the COVID-19 case recorded is now contained.

Emergency meetings were held yesterday Monday 23 March 2020 at the local government Headquarter, with executive members, management staff, community development associations and market leaders to address the issue of the case recorded at Takuro street, Idi-Araba. COVID-19 is real and it spread so fast.

The only task is for all residents to follow the directive of the government (local, state and federal) by:

1. Regularly washing our hands,
2. Use hand sanitizers,
3. Avoid gathering of more than 20 people,
4. Practice social distancing,
5. Self isolate,
6. Stay at home if no business out there,
7. Cover mouth when coughing and sneezing,
8. Use medical mask, and
9. if not feeling well due to COVID-19 symptoms visit the nearest hospital for diagnosis, but call first.

Contact Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Yaba, and Lagos State Ministry Of Health, for more details on any cases (new or old) in Lagos State.

Health is wealth. We need residents total cooperation to reduce and contain the spread of corona virus in Mushin and Lagos at large.

The cases recorded so far in Nigeria is 42 and we need be careful of the places we go to now to avoid contact with infected persons because Lagos state recorded the highest number of cases.

This is not the time for social gathering in churches, mosques, clubs, weddings, birthday parties, etc as the world is fighting against COVID-19.

Sanusi Rasaq
SA Media,
Mushin Local Government.

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