28 persons have been identified and quarantined in Ogun State after they came in contact with an Italian Coronavirus patient who came into Nigeria on Monday.
The Italian arrived Nigeria on Monday, February 24 on a Turkish Airlines flight, after spending the night in a hotel near the airport, he went straight to Ewekoro, Ogun State on February 25 at his place of work where he had contact with several Lafarge employees.
He stayed there until he developed a fever and body aches on the afternoon of February 26.
Health practitioners with his company then contacted biosecurity authorities, who transferred him to a containment facility in Yaba, Lagos state.
In order to avoid spread of the deadly virus, government has since shut down the cement factory in Ewekoro and quarantined several employees of Lafarge.