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Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by Ravon: 9:50pm On Jan 29, 2020
• LASG Intensifies Preparedness Against Infectious Diseases

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that the Chinese government through her embassy in Nigeria is working with Lagos State Government to prevent the entry of Corona Virus into the State.

Abayomi who disclosed this today while giving update on the State government’s level of preparedness to prevent or contain any possible entry of the disease as well as other infectious diseases into Lagos said the areas of cooperation include the issuing of advisory on travel between China and Lagos and self-quarantine of persons coming in from China and other endemic countries especially from South-East Asia to Lagos.

The Commissioner noted that the Chinese government has sent notification to her citizens to remain in China until there is clarity about the spread of the infection, adding that the Chinese government has also instructed that their citizens who choose to return to Nigeria should be self-quarantined for 10 to 14days.

In his words, “We are very happy with the cooperation we are receiving from the Chinese government. We’ve had a very serious and high-level discussion with the Chinese government through their embassy in Lagos, our primary concern has been the return of their citizens to Lagos in a few days’ time and we are happy to inform you that the embassy of China is also concerned about this, and they have sent out information through notifications to their citizens and companies located in Lagos that their citizens should try and remain in China until there is clarity about how this infection is going”.

“However, if some of them choose to return, and we cannot restrict people, if they do return to Lagos, the instruction from the Chinese Embassy is that they should be quarantined for a period of 10 to 14 days in their houses, hostels and accommodations”.

The Commissioner added that officials of the Ministry of Health would meet with associations of businessmen in Lagos particularly those who make use of the China-Nigeria trade routes to advise them on their travels to Asian countries particularly China and educate them on precautionary measures against contracting the disease.
Abayomi while outlining strategies and plans that have been put in place by the State government to prevent or contain possible outbreak, averred that Lagos is particularly vulnerable and susceptible to an entry of the virus because the large trading population between Nigeria and China, large number of Nigerians travelling back and forth on the Lagos-China trading route and a large number of Chinese citizens living in Lagos or using the State as a point of entry.

He noted also that the peculiar nature of the State due to its very high dense population, many high-density residential locations and a significant number of slums also makes it become particularly vulnerable to outbreak spread of infectious diseases.

“Lagos is also particularly vulnerable because of its peculiar nature; it is the largest megacity in Africa, it has a very high dense population and it has many high density residential locations and a significant number of slums and therefore it becomes particularly vulnerable to outbreak spread and it our duty to ensure that we put all strategies in place to try and prevent the entry or the spread of the virus in our communities”, the Commissioner said.

Abayomi explained that the State government recently activated an Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) which is the command and control Center to coordinate operational information and resources for strategic management of emergencies in preparation against infectious diseases.

He disclosed also that citizens are being sensitized on precautionary measures against the spread of the infection as well as other infectious diseases through the circulation of various messages for behavioural modification.

He revealed that the Biosafety laboratory located at the Lagos Mainland Hospital, built to ensure effective management of infectious diseases has fully commenced operations. He added also surveillance activities are being intensified across the state to fast track the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases whenever they occur.

“We have recently activated an Emergency Operation Centre to fast-track the management and diagnosis of an outbreak of infectious disease. We are also ramping up security in our biosecurity unit at the Mainland Hospital designed to cater for a large number of patients with highly infectious diseases but in case there is an overflow of patients, we have in place contingency plans”, the Commissioner said.

He explained that the second pillar of the developmental agenda for a greater Lagos promised by Governor Sanwo-Olu as espoused in his T.H.E.M.E.S agenda which put health and environment in the same category is very important because most of the dangerous pathogens are kind of zoonotic infections which comes from the food chain and environment to infect people.
https://brandspurng.com/2020/01/29/novel-coronavirus-chinese-government-collaborates-with-lasg-against-spread/

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by Sunofgod(m): 10:10pm On Jan 29, 2020
Story....lets just hope it doesn't affect black people.

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by Nobody: 10:23pm On Jan 29, 2020
Lagos state and others

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by Hyperchi(m): 10:23pm On Jan 29, 2020
another style to eat money. soon they will tell u how much it cost

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by Origin(f): 10:38pm On Jan 29, 2020
Let us never forget the ebola episode and how we survived only through Dr Mrs Adadevoh's sacrifice.

Self quarantine is not enforceable.


And yes you can restrict people if it means the safety of your populace.

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by Lagosfinder(m): 11:08pm On Jan 29, 2020
God save Lagos
Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by Horus(m): 12:14am On Jan 30, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-MA5x3pOEg

Nigeria on high alert over Coronavirus
Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by Successdude(m): 4:57am On Jan 30, 2020
Sunofgod:
Story....lets just hope it doesn't affect black people.
lol
Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by Successdude(m): 4:58am On Jan 30, 2020
We pray
Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by Nobody: 5:41am On Jan 30, 2020
As if they know what they are doing. If God should allow this disease to enter Nigeria, millions will die. You need to have a robust healthcare to be able to tackle big challenge like this. Stop fooling yourselves!

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by mascot87(m): 5:41am On Jan 30, 2020
Quarantine be bawo? Abeg ban them undecided undecided
Quarantine is an avenue to increase corruption because those officials would start asking for money from foreigners to reduce the quarantine days or to discharge them undecided

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by boolet: 5:42am On Jan 30, 2020
Good.
Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by 9jayes: 5:43am On Jan 30, 2020
Chinese holiday will soon be over
Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by ReubenE(m): 5:43am On Jan 30, 2020
Self Quarantine?
These guys are not serious. It is better they self Quarantine themselves in China than do that here in Nigeria.

Countries are evacuating their citizens from China, they are here talking about not restricting travel

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by mascot87(m): 5:43am On Jan 30, 2020
boolet:
Good.

What's good? If you don't have anything reasonable to say must you comment? Gerrarahere

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by Freetech: 5:44am On Jan 30, 2020
Anyone find Peter Obi, Please tell him his attention is needed


Mr China scammer

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by EzeCanada: 5:46am On Jan 30, 2020
Please anybody who has the contact of Mr. Abayomi or what's his name should inform him ( anyways I am sure they read Nairaland) that a responsible Govt. does not need directions from foreign Govt. especially China on how best to manage the affair of her own people.

If he has any brain left, together with the Federal and State Government of Lagos, they should as a matter of great urgency cancel all outbound flights to China mainland while finalising plans to place all flight passengers from China on immediate isolation and have them quarantined in any selected neighboring island or jetty in close proximity with Lagos ( e.g takwa bay) until the required 15 days incubation period for the virus is over. And that it is if outright cancellation of ALL flights is not enforceable. It's the coronavirus we are talking about here.

This is proactive common sense application to a complex city as Lagos in particular and ineffective expression such as Nigeria in general. Not time for grammar

And btw, they should not forget to show gratitude for my unsolicited consultations later.

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by emmabest2000(m): 5:47am On Jan 30, 2020
The epidemic is spreading faster than people thought.

God help us all

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by dalass(f): 5:48am On Jan 30, 2020
Who wants to quarantine themselves... You must enforce it o. We don't want stories that touch.

They should remain in China until we know how far with this virus.. God help us. We don't have the required facilities to take care of any epidermic

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by blowjohn(m): 5:51am On Jan 30, 2020
Is this minister mad ni?
Who told him u cant restrict them?
How the hell do u enforce self quarantine?
What type of nonsense is this?
Just imagine this virus running free in lagos!

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by MOnkeyBabe(f): 5:51am On Jan 30, 2020
Origin:
Let us never forget the ebola episode and how we survived only through Dr Mrs Adadevoh's sacrifice.

Self quarantine is not enforceable.


And yes you can restrict people if it means the safety of your populace.
Quarantine kwa? Make them no Kill them with hungerO
Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by Purelady(f): 5:51am On Jan 30, 2020
Self quarantine!!! I'm Surprised that the Health officer who knows the purport of the virus is talking like this, God help us in Nigeria, countries are evacuating their citizens, we are on self quarantine, that will not be feasible, it's well o Nigeria my Nigeria.

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by MOnkeyBabe(f): 5:54am On Jan 30, 2020
mascot87:
Quarantine be bawo? Abeg ban them undecided undecided
Quarantine is an avenue to increase corruption because those officials would start asking for money from foreigners to reduce the quarantine days or to discharge them undecided


Hehehehehehehe you dey spoil businesso grin wink grin grin

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by MOnkeyBabe(f): 5:57am On Jan 30, 2020
[quote author=Hyperchi post=86218559]another style to eat money. soon they will tell u how much it cost[/quote

]

Lol see that one for last pic with blue mallam native dey do illuminati eye
Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by Cutealexio(m): 5:58am On Jan 30, 2020
other countries are advising self quarantine throughout the window period of the virus.When Ebola was killing thousands in West Africa,
Chinese government didn't restrict travelers from West Africa but they advise self quarantine for travellers in these countries
blowjohn:
Is this minister mad ni?
Who told him u cant restrict them?
How the hell do u enforce self quarantine?
What type of nonsense is this?
Just imagine this virus running free in lagos!
Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by adioolayi(m): 5:58am On Jan 30, 2020
catoluy:
As if they know what they are doing.
...no they don't...epa
Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:04am On Jan 30, 2020
May God safe and protect each and everyone of us against this deadly virus.

May it never be out portion in Jesus name.

Insha Allah.

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by MASTERMIND04(m): 6:06am On Jan 30, 2020
mascot87:
Quarantine be bawo? Abeg ban them undecided undecided
Quarantine is an avenue to increase corruption because those officials would start asking for money from foreigners to reduce the quarantine days or to discharge them undecided
Lol
You know our people very well.
Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by funmike83(f): 6:06am On Jan 30, 2020
They should stay in China for now. Make them no come infect us here. Na jeje we siddon as no money to travel. Somebody will now travel and come and dash me disease as if na me send her work. How can you do self quarantine in a hotel without infecting someone? This guys can do better than this na.

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by toxxnoni(m): 6:06am On Jan 30, 2020
Thank lag
Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by EmekaMD(m): 6:12am On Jan 30, 2020
The comments I've read about are very disappointing. This proposal should be applauded by all meaning Nigerians.
Coronavirus has no non cure at the moment so the best any government can do now is try to prevent the spread.
Isolation for upto 14 days is ideal as the incubation period is about that number of days too

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Re: Coronavirus: Travellers From China To Lagos To Be Quarantined For 10-15 Days by Simplebeauty: 6:12am On Jan 30, 2020
grin

Nice initiative

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