Nigeria’s Minister of Health and fitness, Osagie Ehanire, has admitted that apart from they act quick, the distribute of COVID-19 could be very similar to outbreaks in Italy and China.
Ehanire, briefing reporters on Monday, disclosed that 179 persons experienced contact with the Italian, who introduced the 1st situation of coronavirus to Nigeria.
The Minister pointed out that only a person call with the index individual tested positive.
“In significantly less than 48 hrs, the Italian who came to Nigeria (index scenario) was identified. The contacts we identified for him were 179. They were being all traced and monitored. Out of the 179, one particular was good and set in isolation with the Italian. Both have been fixed and discharged.
“If other circumstances had not appear to Nigeria, that would have been the conclude of COVID19 in Nigeria. But other instances came in that were not section of the initial 1. That is why we are declaring that you do not look at what we have now with what we have in China or Italy. If we do not act quick, we could be heading in one thing perilous like that (in China and Italy). They now transmit among the on their own.
“We have to get these who have been contaminated now. If we do not, it might be a serious load in the system. I am certain some are hiding, they will not report for whatsoever purpose. No person will be arrested or requested to shell out everything. Those people who are returning now are Nigerians. With the closure of our airports, we will cut down influx of new conditions and deal with the kinds we presently have,” Ehanire claimed.