Nigeria: Lagos state govt identifies 119 people with COVID-19 symptoms

Breaking: Lagos identifies 119 people with COVID-19 symptom during the recently activated house to house search

The Lagos state government says it has identified 119 people with COVID-19 symptoms during the recently activated house-to-house search.

This was disclosed by Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health in Lagos state at a media briefing on Tuesday, April 14.

According to him, a total of 118,000 households have been reached and 119 persons were found with symptoms of coronavirus, various sources reports.

Going further, he disclosed that tests are being conducted to determine their status.

“We’ve embarked on an active case search in communities.

The idea is to go to hot spots and go from door to door with our health personnel. So far, in the last two days, we’ve visited 118,000 households and we’re looking for the typical symptoms of COVID-19.

We’ve identified about 119 people who have the symptoms that are suggestive of COVID-19,” he said.

“But let me remind you that COVID is one of the viruses that can cause respiratory symptoms.

There are many viruses. So, the idea is to take samples from these 119 and analyse them and that would give us an idea of how much COVID-19 activity is happening in the communities.”