Home Health (Coronavirus): 2 Suspected Cases Test Negative in Oyo

(Coronavirus): 2 Suspected Cases Test Negative in Oyo

by Amadu Victor
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This is as the Oyo state government disclosed that the state is on high alert following the confirmed case in neighbouring Lagos state.

According to the government, the two suspects who were earlier quarantined are improving heath wise.

The government spoke through the state commissioner of health, Dr Bashir Bello while responding to questions from journalist during a press conference to update the media on the efforts of the government at ensuring that the virus did not enter into the state.

Saying the press conference became imperative in view of the proximity of Lagos to Ibadan, Bello said the state had deployed adequate resources to its facilities in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Stressing that no case of the corona or Lassa fever virus had been reported in the state, the commissioner said the state has enlisted the support and collaboration of the Nigerian Army through the 2 Division, Ojoo where a quarantine facility had been set up in the case of any reported case or outbreak.

Noting that all state health facilities had been put on high alert, he enjoined private based health facilities to also have a high index of suspicion for all cases of unexplainable fever and upper respiratory infections.

He added that with the presence of all the stakeholders at the conference, including the military, the state government, the UCH, private facilities, Officials of Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) among other is indicative of the readiness and commitment of the relevant stakeholders to tackle the challenge any outbreak.

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