COVID: Lagos State Govt. Debunks Rumors In Gowon Estate

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Lagos State Government has dismissed the rumoured suspicion of cases of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019) in Gowon Estate, Alimosho Local Government Area of the State.

The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, dismissed the rumour making the rounds on social media that Chinese from Wuhan, China residing in Osoba Close, Gowon Estate displayed severe symptoms of Coronavirus disease, saying there is no truth in the report.

Giving an update on investigations carried out by the Ministry through its surveillance team, Abayomi declared that there is no suspected or confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Lagos State contrary to fake news being circulated in the media.

Speaking further, the Commissioner explained that the State surveillance team and other relevant stakeholders in Alimosho visited the alleged scene of the suspected cases and its environs on the 9th of February 2020 and discovered that there were no Chinese nationals residing or carrying on business in and around any of the streets of the communities visited.

He said, “In a bid to further investigate the rumour, the surveillance team of Lagos State Ministry of Health and the Alimosho community stakeholders were in Gowon Estate and its environs on 9th February 2019, the alleged scene of the suspected cases”.

“The team interrogated residents living in and around Osoba Street in Alaguntan Ward, Segun Majekodunmi Street and other randomly selected houses in Alimosho, but there were no Chinese nationals residing or carrying on business in and around any of the streets and communities visited”, he added.

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