Coronavirus in Nigeria: We’ve identified those who had contact with Italian patient – Lafarge

Cement manufacturer, Lafarge Africa Plc has announced that it has identified all those who had direct contact with the Italian man who is the first Coronavirus case in Nigeria.


In a statement released by the group’s spokesperson Folashade Ambrose-Medebem, it was gathered that those identified, had direct contact with the Italian man after he visited the company’s plant in Ewekoro, Ogun state.


The statement read;


“The Lagos State Government has reported a first case of n-COVID19 (Coronavirus) in Nigeria. The individual concerned works for a vendor that provides services to Lafarge Africa Plc in Ogun State,” the statement read.

“As a business, we have immediately identified the persons who had direct contact with the concerned individual. We have equally initiated isolation, quarantine and disinfection protocol.

“We thank the exemplary leadership of the federal ministry of health, Ogun and Lagos State Governments for swiftly providing response and testing facilities and we are working in full co-operation with all local authorities. Lafarge Africa is also working in close partnership with International SOS, our medical service provider, a leading global health company.

“Health and Safety remains a core value at Lafarge Africa and we intend to leverage this strength at this critical time.”


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The Italian man who carried out business within the confines of the company on Tuesday and in the early part of Wednesday, arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport via a Turkish Airline flight on Monday February 24.


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