The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has appealed to residents to remain calm following the confirmation of coronavirus in the state.
Professor Akin Abayomi made the appeal in a statement on Friday.
“All Lagosians should take care of their health and maintain hand and respiratory hygiene to protect themselves and others, including their own families.
“We have immediately activated the State Emergency Operations Centre to respond to this case and implement firm control measures.
“I wish to assure all Lagosians and Nigerians that we have been strengthening our preparedness since the first confirmation of cases in China.
“We will use all the resources made available by the State and the Federal Government to respond to this case. We are working to identify all the contacts of the patient since he arrived in Nigeria,” he said.
The statement said: “Stay indoors if you feel unwell with symptoms, such as fever, cough and difficulty in breathing.
“Please call Lagos State Emergency hotlines 08023169485 or 08033565529 or 08052817243 which are available day and night.
“Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19 through official channels on TV and Radio, the Social Media, including the Lagos State Ministry of Health, NCDC and Federal Ministry of Health.
“Citizens must not abuse social media and indulge in spreading misinformation that causes fear and panic.
“The Lagos State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, will continue to provide updates and will initiate all measures required to prevent the spread of any outbreak in Lagos.”