The Plateau State government has placed three Chinese Nationals who are workers in a mining site in Wase town under investigation and isolation for suspected coronavirus.
Commissioner for Information in the state, Dan Manjang disclosed that the Chinese citizens who flew into Abuja on Wednesday February 26, travelled down to Jos, the State capital on Thursday.
Manjang who stated that there is no confirmed case of coronavirus in Plateau, however, said the Chinese nationals are still being clinically examined by a medical expert deployed by the State Ministry of Health.
“The situation right now is that they have been isolated. The three of them came in through Abuja and once we heard that, the Commissioner for Health had to take a proactive measure to send a medical team to Wase to go and investigate.
“The problem that we have is that there is a tendency for people to think that investigation or quarantine, as the case may be, means that there is an outbreak of the virus.
“As far as Plateau case is concerned, there has been no known case of this virus on the Plateau; we just took proactive measures to make sure that we place them (the Chinese nationals) under investigation and that will take 14 days.”
Manjang said that the Plateau state government is currently waiting for the report of the team that was sent to Wase before taking the next step.