Nurse and her mother reportedly test positive to coronavirus in Epe LGA, Lagos


There are reported cases of coronavirus in Imokun, Epe local government area of Lagos state, a place that had been without an incident of the virus

According to a source cited by Nigerian Tribune, the cases involve a nurse who works at a private hospital and her mother

The Lagos task force on Covid-19 after confirming the situation reinforced the need to be conscious of the virus and follow strict guidelines

An unnamed nurse and her mother have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus after showing symptoms of Covid-19 in Imokun, Epe local government area of Lagos state.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the nurse works at a private hospital. She and her mother’s test results became known on Sunday, April 26.

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It should be noted that prior to the latest development, the town was one of the three local governments in the state that were yet to record any case of the virus.

The source close to the media did name the people who were infected by the virus in the local government.

It was said that the team of the Lagos state task force on Covid-19 were at the palace of the Oloja of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun on Sunday, April 26, to confirm the report.

“The team went to the building in Imokun for contact tracing and they subjected all residents in the building to COVID-19 test.

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“They all tested negative but the nurse and her mother were positive. So they took both of them from Imokun to Lagos for further treatment. They have been at the Lagos isolation centre since Sunday,” the source of the newspaper said.

In confirming the cases on his Facebook page on Wednesday, April 29, the secretary to the local government, Tunde Subair, stressed the seriousness of the virus.

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“COVID-19 is real and community/person-person transmission is ongoing. Let’s keep to the rules and directives given out by the government – social distancing, staying home, cough/respiratory etiquette, use of face masks when outside the household. Epe Local Government now has two confirmed cases of COVID-19,” he said.

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