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Lafarge Under Watch As Ogun Set To Combat Coronavirus

Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker, who confirmed that an Italian citizen who tested positive of the deadly Coronavirus in Lagos on Friday morning had also visited LAFARGE cement company Ewekoro in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State this week.

The Italian citizen was also confirmed to have entered Nigeria on the 25th of February from Milan, Italy for a brief business visit.

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The commissioner, however, urged residents and visitors of Ogun State not to panic.

Coker disclosed that the facility of the Manufacturing company visited by the victim has since been quarantined in accordance with the health safety standards.

The commissioner, while briefing the press on Friday, February 28, 2020, said the state has epidemiologists and Infectious Disease Consultant already handling the situation with support from the Lagos State Government and Federal Government.

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She said efforts are in place to get in touch with people that have had contact with the established index case.

She advised the public to wash their hands regularly, cover their mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing and report to the nearest public health centre if they notice any sign of cold, cough and respiratory difficulty.