•Family members quarantined
AS Lagos state government continues with its measures to contain the pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19), Mushin Local Government has recorded its first case of the killer disease.
According to a statement by Executive Chairman Mushin Local Government, Hon. Emmanuel Bamigboye, and released by the Special Adviser on Media, Sanusi Rasaq, last weekend a case of the COVID-19 was reported at Takuro Street, in Idi-Araba of area of Mushin.
Immediately the medical team of the local government led by Dr. Wale Akeredolu, MOH, was informed, the patient was transferred to disease/virus control centre at IDH, Yaba.
Bamigboye explained that the patient is already receiving treatment at Yaba, Lagos, adding his family members have been quarantined to contain the virus. He enjoined residents not to panic as the COVID-19 case recorded is now contained.
He stated emergency meetings were held on Monday, March 23, at the Council Secretariat, with executive members, management staff, Community Development Associations (CDAs) leaders and market leaders to address the issue of the recorded case at Takuro Street.
The council boss told residents that the COVID-19 is real and it spread so fast.
He, however, task residents to follow the directive of the government (local, state and federal) by: regularly washing our hands, use hand sanitizers, avoid gathering of more than 20 people, practice social distancing, self isolate, stay at home if no business out there, cover mouth when coughing and sneezing, use medical mask, and if not feeling well due to COVID-19 symptoms visit the nearest hospital for diagnosis, but call first.