The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker has said that the 39 persons quarantined in isolation facility of a company in Ewekoro have so far not shown any symptom of the deadly coronavirus disease.
Dr. Coker said this in a statement published by the state Ministry of Information on Thursday.
The Commissioner had led a team to the Redemption Camp of the Redeemed Christian Church of God along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, saying that the visit was to sensitise religious leaders who would take the message to their various communities.
Speaking during the visit, she called on religious leaders to join the government in enlightening the members of the public.
She said: “We all know that coronavirus is a global emergency. The index case, a 44-year-old Italian national, who was transferred from Ogun State to the Bio-Security Laboratory is responding to treatment.
“Even the people who have been quarantined are not developing any symptoms.
“The need to keep spreading the message of personal hygiene at different levels is very important. Hence, we want to solicit your support in fighting this disease.”
In her remarks, the Team Lead, African Region, World Health Organisation, Prof. Bola Olayinka, underscored the need for social distancing in the event of respiratory tract infection.
She urged that the habit of touching face and other parts of the body without washing hands should be discouraged.
The team was received by senior pastors of the RCCG during the sensitization.
On his part, Pastor Odesola thanked the state government for the gesture.
He promised that the pastors would not fail to spread information on the importance of personal hygiene in their various localities.