3rd March, 2020
Professor Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, has disclosed that some of those who boarded the same flight with the Italian coronavirus patient have not been quarantined as they gave out false information.
He revealed that the incident command centre has identified some of those who had contact with the index case of coronavirus in Nigeria and still investigating possible transmission of the virus.
Abayomi said; “There were 159 passengers in the aircraft and six people that came in contact with him at the airport. There are 25 people who came in contact with him at the factory; there were two drivers and an ambulance driver.
“We have quarantined those identified so far at our medical facilities and some of them at home. We are calling them twice a day to check if they are okay. If they develop symptoms, we will bring them to our bio-security facility for tests.
“We have identified all of these people except some of the people on the aircraft who have either gone back to Europe and other states. Some of them gave us false information on the phone.
“We are still trying to find the remaining passengers on that aircraft every day. Our contact list is over 100 persons and this number is increasing every day.”