Lagos reveals identities of ‘runaway contacts’ of Coronavirus index case

A file photo of Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi. Photo: Twitter- @ProfAkinAbayomi

The Lagos State government has given the names of two individuals that had contact with the Italian index case of coronavirus. The Commissioner for Health in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi, revealed this on Monday while giving an update on the new case of the virus recorded in the country.

He gave the details of the fleeing male persons as Enwelunta Godfrey and Salami Abiodun Sodiq, and urged the media to be of assistance in locating them. Abayomi said the Federal and State Ministries of Health were looking for the two individuals who were on the same flight with the Italian.

According to him, the state decided to make the names public due to the government’s inability to trace them based on the contact information they gave when boarding the plane. This comes after the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, announced the second case of coronavirus while briefing reporters in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

He noted that the newly confirmed case was a contact of the index case and not an importation into the country.


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