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“Quarantine Yourselves If You Notice Symptoms Of Coronavirus” – Governors’ Forum Tells Nigerians

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Chairman of Nigeria Governors' Forum and Governor of Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi.

Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has advised citizens to quarantine themselves if they observe symptoms of the virus.

The forum said this on February 28 following the confirmation of the first index case of the novel Coronavirus in the country. 

This was contained in a statement issued by its Chairman and Governor of Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi.

The forum added that citizens should contact the nearest health facility within their states should they suspect symptoms of the virus.

Fayemi said that the governors had taken note of the first case of COVID-19 case reported in Lagos and had initiated monitoring infrastructure to ensure that quick response and attention were given to anyone showing symptoms.

He noted that;

As a forum of proactive Governors, we have initiated monitoring infrastructure in all states to ensure that quick response and attention is given to anyone showing symptoms of the disease.

We encourage the citizens to self-quarantine if they notice symptoms related to the viral disease and contact the nearest health facility within their states. We will deploy all resources available to respond and contain further spread of the virus.

The forum also urged citizens to avoid the spread of fake news and misinformation that can trigger fear, panic and chaos, saying

The Federal Ministry of Health and other designated Federal and State agencies will provide the relevant updates related to the disease.

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