Ogun state government late Tuesday afternoon, confirmed that a 62-years old man, who returned from United Kingdom (UK) has been identified as one fresh case of COVID-19 virus in the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. tomi Coker, who made the disclosure while briefing journalists late yesterday afternoon in Abeokuta, the state capital explained that the U.K returnee and Sagamu resident arrived Nigeria from the United Kingdom (UK) last week Tuesday 17th of March was tested positive to the dreaded disease.
Coker explained that the UK returnee “has been very responsible by isolating himself” since he arrived Nigeria”, while a total number of 32 contacts has been identified with the new COVIC-19 victim in Ogun.
According to Coker, the 32 contacts included 28 healthcare givers and four (04) members of his family when the U.K. returnee presented himself with history of dry cough and was tested positive to the virus.
“Today, we have a newly confirmed case of COVID-19 in Ogun state. Our priority at the moment is to provide care for the gentleman. He’s been transferred to our isolation centre which is located at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu.
The Commissioner further explained that the state has been able to establish contacts with all of them, thereby, making “our job quite easy in tracing his contacts”.
Coker further disclosed that Ogun state has begin mass production of hand sanitizers which would be distribute to over five (05) million citizens and residents of the state free of charge.
“But I cannot tell you at this point in time when that one would come up, but I must say the most effective way of preventing COVID-19 is still hand washing with soap and water for 40 to 60 seconds. That’s more effective even than the sanitizers. So, people should wash their hands frequently”.