Coronavirus: Three Togo returnees test positive in Ogun State
Three Togo returnees intercepted at Imeko area of Imeko-Afon Local Government Area, have tested positive for coronavirus.
According to Punch, the government said the returnees were heading to Sokoto and Jos through the Imeko border where they were intercepted and tested for coronavirus.
Ogun State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr.Tomi Coker, while addressing journalists after a visit to the 250-bed specialist hospital in Abeokuta by the officials of the NCDC, disclosed that 10 of the returnees, including a driver and a conductor, were accosted at the Benin Republic border in Ogun State.
“From the eight cases, five came from a cluster, it was the same cluster we got the five cases from; then, about 72 hours ago, we had eight returnees from Togo heading to Sokoto and Jos. We housed them here with a driver and a conductor, making 10 of them. We tested them about 48 hours ago, and out of the 10, we got eight results, so far, out of which three were positive,” Coker said.
“They are Nigerians returning from Togo. The important thing is that these are reported case and if we don’t deal with them now, we might have issues of community spreading.”
Meanwhile, The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had on Tuesday reported an additional eight cases for OgunnState, including three cases of the Togo returnees, while five cases were transferred from Lagos State.
The commissioner said the five people live in Ogun State but worked in Lagos, and they decided to go for the test in Lagos.