The Ogun State government said it has quarantined 28 persons, following the incident of Coronavirus recorded in the State.
According to the government, the 28 people had contact with the Italian businessman diagnosed of the disease and quarantined. The firm where the victim visited in Ewekoro has been shut down.
The state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, made this known on Friday, while addressing newsmen on the update of the Coronavirus incident in the state.
Abiodun said efforts were on to identify more contacts to curb the spread of the disease.
His words, “The particular company in question has been practically shut down and they have set up two isolation centres within the premises.
“They have identified all those that have been in contact with this index, totalling about 28. All those 28 people have been quarantined.”
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, had earlier disclosed that the victim, whose name was not given, fell ill in a cement company in Ewekoro, where he visited for a business engagement from Italy.
Coker explained how the 44-year-old Italian entered the state, “In the last 12 hours, the first case of the chronic virus has been identified in Nigeria and the individual was visiting Ogun State.
“The individual is of Italian origin and he is a consultant to the Lafarge, Ewekoro factory.”