The Lagos State Government has announced that the two men declared wanted over contact with the index coronavirus case, Enwelunta Obumnore Godfrey and Salami Abiodun Sadeeq, have been found.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi said the two men were found within 24 hours after their identities were made public.
The affected persons had boarded the same flight with the Italian that tested positive to coronavirus in Lagos but could not be reached.
After all efforts by the state government to trace them proved abortive, Enwelunta and Abiodun were declared wanted.
Speaking during the press briefing on Wednesday Prof. Abayomi said:
“As you know, we published their names and within 24 hours, we identified them and we’ve been in touch with them.
“I thank the media for putting those names out and for social media, it was very quick.
“It shows that the Lagos community is responsive and very responsible because I was surprised at the speed they were identified,” he said.
Abayomi said the Italian, who has been in isolation for about two weeks and the second index case, are doing very well.
He added the three persons in isolation from France, England, and China have been discharged.
“He (the Italian) has no symptom, but the test shows that he’s still secreting the virus although the level is going down significantly.
“So if the virus secretion hits zero, we will test him one more time to be sure and he will be discharged from the hospital. The second case is doing well.
“He hasn’t developed any major symptoms; just some minor aches and pains and he seems to be doing well and we are satisfied.
“We will repeat his test tomorrow and we will determine what happens next based on his test,” he stated.
The Commissioner also disclosed that a family of four children, their teacher from the United States and another man from the United Kingdom has been placed under isolation.
He said: “We have admitted a family of four children and their teacher who came from the United Kingdom.
“Apparently they are in close proximity with somebody who has coronavirus infection.
“We have had them in isolation for the past two days. The first test is negative; we will repeat the test in forty-eight hours and see what happens.
“We also have another gentleman from the United Kingdom. So, we will run his test today and the result will define what happens,” he said.
Highlights of Coronavirus
On the 10th of March 2020, no new confirmed case of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria
Cummulatively, there are two (2) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria
A total of 33 people have been screened for COVID-19 (6 new) in 5 States (Edo, Lagos, Ogun, FCT and Kano) out of which 26 tested negative and have been ruled out, results are pending for six (6), while two (2) were confirmed positive (index case and a contact of index case) with no death
The two confirmed cases are clinically stable at the designated treatment facility for COVID-19 at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba, Lagos
A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities