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Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by BrandSpurNG: 1:50pm On Jan 23
…Says No Case Of Virus Reported In Nigeria

The Lagos State Government has alerted the public to a new virus, the novel Coronavirus (nCoV) which is currently raging in China and has also been reported in some foreign countries, including the United States of America, causing no fewer than nine deaths.

In a press statement, the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi said Coronaviruses (CoV) is a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Abayomi explained that the novel Coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that had not been previously identified in humans, adding that Coronaviruses are primarily infections of animals that can be transmitted to humans.

“On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO), China Country Office was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. A novel Coronavirus was identified as the causative virus by Chinese authorities on the 7th of January”, Abayomi said.

“As of 22nd January 2020, a total of 471 cases have been confirmed in South East Asia and USA with nine deaths. There is evidence now that the infection is able to spread from person to person”, the Commissioner added.

He disclosed that the common signs and symptoms of the infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing, explaining that in more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

While noting that no case of the virus has been identified in Lagos, Nigeria or anywhere in Africa, the Commissioner stated that the Lagos is ramping up its level of preparedness considering the large commercial trading traffic between Nigeria, China and Thailand.

“The Lagos State Biosecurity team in collaboration with Lagos University Teaching Hospital is currently working on building urgent capacity to identify the virus in our Biosecurity facility and isolation wards located at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba in the event of any suspected case arriving in Lagos State”.

“We are in touch with Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in Abuja to align our strategies. Importantly we are also collaborating with the Federal Ports Authority at air, land and sea border posts to elevate screening and surveillance of incoming travellers”, he said

Abayomi urged citizens to adopt and practice a high standard of personal and environmental hygiene including regular hand washing, covering of mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing while taking biosecurity precautions with domestic and wild animals as measures against the transmission of any kind of contagious infection, nCoV inclusive.

The Commissioner advised citizens travelling from South East Asia or any country where the infection has been reported or who have had contact with travellers from that region and experiencing above stated symptoms associated with the disease to go to the nearest health facility for immediate assessment and treatment or call 08023169485, 08033565529 or 08052817243 for assistance.

“The Lagos State Government is committed to the health and safety of her citizens and so, there is no cause for panic or alarm. This alert is just to assure you that we are preparing for any eventuality as directed by the Governor”, Abayomi said.
https://brandspurng.com/2020/01/23/novel-coronavirus-lagos-alerts-public-lists-precautionary-measures/

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by tstx(m): 2:47pm On Jan 23
....a female strain
......
The virus has Novel in its name so it must be very deadly.

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by Houseofglam7(f): 2:47pm On Jan 23
cool

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by johnnyn1(m): 2:48pm On Jan 23
It has finish bayii...

Local Man no Dey do again abeg.. embarassed lipsrsealed

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by wonuks(m): 2:48pm On Jan 23
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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by Dominatrix(f): 2:48pm On Jan 23
cry cry
Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by TOPCRUISE(m): 2:48pm On Jan 23
The news is for all those that are in the habit of fvcking up-and-down like rabbits

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by ideatoprince18(m): 2:49pm On Jan 23
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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by musicpromax(m): 2:49pm On Jan 23
Oga ooo.


Anyway... Check the picture

Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by Roon9(m): 2:49pm On Jan 23
Hmmm.... God protect us all



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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by Slawormir: 2:49pm On Jan 23
Damnnnnn niggarrr

Another one

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by McGg(m): 2:50pm On Jan 23
Hmm
Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by teejoyz: 2:50pm On Jan 23
Something most kill a man
Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by peculi(f): 2:50pm On Jan 23
It is well.

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by Themandalorian: 2:50pm On Jan 23
So non of our yahoo boys pastors predicted this disease?

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by ehmmy11(m): 2:52pm On Jan 23
All this one na story.. I just hope we are lucky enough to escape an outbreak

Con3 where anybody can enter if enough cash dey undecided
Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by Bombastically00(m): 2:52pm On Jan 23
Damn......

Still battling with Lassa,,,now another deadly transmitted Virus..

Oh Lord have mercy on ur children...

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by marztar(m): 2:54pm On Jan 23
Those ordering goods from China should take precautions o.

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by sinola(m): 2:55pm On Jan 23
This Chinese will soon carry this virus enter Naija... Anyway, our gene strong pass theirs. Our govt shld quarantine them for the tym be in.

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by dalass(f): 2:55pm On Jan 23
grin
Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by Frankiss44(m): 2:56pm On Jan 23
Dem Don enter lab bring another one again... Very soon vaccine go come out and some selected few go be over night billionaires

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by NotBeenPaid: 2:58pm On Jan 23





Oboy hear newest disease name; I thought for a moment that it was a new novel that was about to be launched/published.







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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by DTalented(m): 2:58pm On Jan 23
New New viruses everyday.
Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by God4stx6: 2:58pm On Jan 23

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by emmabest2000(m): 2:59pm On Jan 23
It's not funny oooo
But some Chinese funny people has started some funny meme about the virus grin

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by 9jamag(m): 2:59pm On Jan 23
What's that
Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by Victar(m): 3:00pm On Jan 23
TOPCRUISE:
The news is for all those that are in the habit of fvcking up-and-down like rabbits


Did you read the article at all??

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by more4rm9ja: 3:00pm On Jan 23
What if the Lassa being reported is actually 2019nCoV? shocked
Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by onyotakom: 3:01pm On Jan 23
I wish the government can be on their toes in the fight against corruption and insecurity in the country, just like they use to do when there is any major epidemic.

But unfortunately, they will not.
Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by Goldenheart(m): 3:01pm On Jan 23
smiley
Re: Novel Coronavirus: Lagos Alerts Public, Lists Precautionary Measures by Slymonster(m): 3:02pm On Jan 23
TOPCRUISE:
The news is for all those that are in the habit of fvcking up-and-down like rabbits

Read and stop being ignorant

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