- There are reported cases of coronavirus in Imokun, Epe local government area of Lagos state, a place that had been without an incident of the virus
- According to a source cited by Nigerian Tribune, the cases involve a nurse who works at a private hospital and her mother
- The Lagos task force on Covid-19 after confirming the situation reinforced the need to be conscious of the virus and follow strict guidelines
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An unnamed nurse and her mother have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus after showing symptoms of Covid-19 in Imokun, Epe local government area of Lagos state.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the nurse works at a private hospital. She and her mother’s test results became known on Sunday, April 26.
It should be noted that prior to the latest development, the town was one of the three local governments in the state that were yet to record any case of the virus.
It was said that the team of the Lagos State task force on Covid-19 were at the palace of the Oloja of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun on Sunday, April 26, to confirm the report.
“The team went to the building in Imokun for contact tracing and they subjected all residents in the building to COVID-19 test.
“They all tested negative but the nurse and her mother were positive. So they took both of them from Imokun to Lagos for further treatment. They have been at the Lagos isolation center since Sunday,” the source of the newspaper said.
In confirming the cases on his Facebook page on Wednesday, April 29, the secretary to the local government, Tunde Subair, stressed the seriousness of the virus.
“COVID-19 is real and community/person-person transmission is ongoing. Let’s keep to the rules and directives given out by the government - social distancing, staying home, cough/respiratory etiquette, use of face masks when outside the household. Epe Local Government now has two confirmed cases of COVID-19,” he said.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, gave the Lagos government three locally made motorized fumigators in the fight against the pandemic in the state.
Added to those is a large drone sprinkler that could be used for wide aerial fumigation. He did the formal presentation of the donations to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
During the presentation, the monarch said that he was inspired to give because of the great ways world leaders have been dealing with the deadly virus.
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