Monday, February 10, 2020

Report of Coronavirus at Gowon Estate false – Lagos govt

The Lagos State Government has denied a rumour that some Chinese living in the state have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

The state commissioner of health, Akin Abayomi, on his Twitter handle @ProfAkinAbayomi, debunked the rumour on Sunday.

He said “the alleged claims of coronavirus in suspected persons of Chinese descent living in Gowon estate, Alimosoho local government area of Lagos are untrue.”

Mr Abayomi said investigations by the surveillance and biosecurity unit of his ministry found no street or close named Osoba within Gowon Estate as reported in the WhatsApp message that carried the rumour.

He said the search team led by Odufuwa Alimosoho, Oni Okunola, Abdusalam Akindele, Akinfolarin Baruwa and a community informant did not find any such address in the estate.

Nigeria is yet to report any suspected or confirmed case of the killer disease.