11 suspected cases of coronavirus in Nigeria all tested negative – NCDC

11 suspected cases of coronavirus in Nigeria all tested negative – NCDC

The Nigeria center for disease control (NCDC), has stated that as at 26th Feb 2020, 11 suspected cases of #COVID19 have been tested in Nigeria  and al

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The Nigeria center for disease control (NCDC), has stated that as at 26th Feb 2020, 11 suspected cases of #COVID19 have been tested in Nigeria  and all turned out negative
“We urge the public to disregard and discourage the spread of rumors, as the agency continues to monitor the outbreak globally and will inform the public if a case is reported in Nigeria,” the NCDC said from its twitter handle.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has said that the Chinese citizen who was presented at the Reddington Hospital, Ikeja on Wednesday 26, February and suspected to have Coronavirus has tested negative to the infection, Businessday is reporting. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health who made this known through a press statement noted that the likelihood of COVID-19 infection in this particular patient was very low and the conclusion of investigations and sophisticated testing confirms that there is no case of Corona Virus in Lagos State as of now.

“I would like to reassure Lagosians that our vigilance levels are very high and we are putting more measures in place to safe guard the State”, he said.

While giving details of the investigation, Abayomi explained that the Ministry of Health’s attention was drawn to a suspected case of Corona Virus at Reddington Hospital; a private health facility located at Ikeja.

“From our investigation, we gathered that a Chinese citizen who arrived in Nigeria from China 7 weeks ago and presented at Reddington Hospital yesterday complained about fever. The hospital in keeping with the advisory we earlier issued, correctly maintained a high index of suspicion, isolated the patient and reported the case to the Ministry

“We took up the case, transferred the patient to the State Isolation Unit at the Mainland hospital which is our specialised infectious disease hospital. His blood samples were taken to the Virology laboratory for analysis and it came out negative”, the Commissioner said.

Abayomi appealed to citizens to refrain from posting unverified news that can cause unnecessary anxiety in community. He urged citizens to disregard any information about the novel Coronavirus that does not emanate from official communication channels of the Ministry of Health or his office.