How we handled Italian with Coronavirus – Lafarge Plc Official

An official of Lafarge Plc, the Ogun State-based cement company visited by the 44-year-old Italian who was diagnosed of Coronavirus, has provided  details about the man’s visit to the company and how he was discovered to have been infected with the deadly virus..

The company’s Industrial Director, Segun Soyoye, said the Italian came to Lafarge facilities at Ewekoro to inspect some installations of machines bought from a Swedish firm.

He spoke at the Lafarge facility during an on-the-spot-assessment by the Ogun State Government, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) teams at the weekend.

Soyoye stated  that the Italian did not go behind Lafarge guest house at Ishofin Estate before he was evacuated having developed abnormal temperatures that suggested he had been infected with Covid-19.

“The Italian came for a business visit. He was in Lagos on Monday and slept at a hotel (name withheld)  in Ikeja. Our driver took him there, and when we observed abnormal temperatures and symptoms, we quickly instituted an Emergency Response Team which is led by the Company’s CEO; we have to find a way of analysing and identifying not only the Italian but also the other contacts,” he said in a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According to him, “the contacts are now 39 and we have quarantined them, the house and clinic as well as the vehicles. We don’t take chances that is why they are put there.

“They will be there for 14 days. We will continue to observe them, we have their database, showing their biodata and other information.

“The doctor is here and what he is doing is to check them on a regular basis. So far everybody is stable, they are not symptomatic, we are providing everything for them over there.

“The other thing that I have not said is that the clinic that was used for the infected person is closed, disinfected and we moved everybody out.”

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