Sanwo-Olu tells Lagosians not to panic as Coronavirus enters Nigeria

The Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has told Lagosians not to panic as the country records is first case of the deadly Coronavirus.

Sanwo-Olu made this known on his Twitter account in the early hours of today. “Dear Lagosians, yesterday we confirmed the first case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our state and we have immediately reported it to the Federal Ministry of Health. The case is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the outbreak in China in January 2020” he announced.

He went on to say that Lagos state has “has been strengthening measures to ensure that any outbreak in Lagos is quickly controlled and contained in collaboration with the multi-sectoral Coronavirus Preparedness Group, led by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.”

“We have immediately activated the State Emergency Operations Centre to respond to this case and implement firm control measures. We encourage you all not to panic. Go about your normal daily activities and observe basic hygiene.”

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