11 suspected Coronavirus cases in Nigeria turned negative

Nigeria still has no confirmed case of the raging Coronavirus infection, according to the National Economic Council .

However , 11 suspected cases in the country turned negative so far.

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire and the Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora , had given an update on the infection to the NEC meeting chaired in Abuja Abuja by Vice – President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday .

Briefing State House Correspondents after the meeting , Lagos State Governor , Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu , said Coronavirus , otherwise known as Corvid- 19, had yet to reach Nigeria .

Egypt and Algeria are the only African countries with confirmed cases.

He spoke more , “ In Nigeria , the good news is , yes there have been a total of 11 suspected cases, but all the 11 have turned out to be negative .

“ In fact , there was a scare in Lagos yesterday (Wednesday) , about two cases , but all have been confirmed negative as we speak .

“ But Nigeria still places itself on high risk, as also advised by the World Health Organisation .

So , what are the federal and all the states are doing ?

We are looking at all the international airports that we have as major entry points.

“ They are Abuja , Kano , Lagos , Enugu and Port Harcourt.

The alertness in each of these airports is very high . ”

He added that the country had testing facilities in Lagos , Abuja and Edo State to respond to any emergencies .

On Lassa Fever , the governor said there were 690 reported cases in the country from January to date , out which 118 of the patients died .

He added that Edo , Ebonyi and Ondo states had 72% of all reported cases out of the 18 states with incidents .

The states include Edo , Ebonyi , Bauchi, Plateau , Enugu , Gombe , Katsina, Kogi , Sokoto , Taraba, Delta , Rivers , Adamawa , Nasarawa and Lagos .

“ Of all these confirmed cases , about 72 per cent of them are prevalent in Edo , Ondo and Ebonyi states .

“ So , the Ministry of Health and the federal government are concentrating on these three major states ”, Sanwo – Olu said

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