Since the wake of the first Coronavirus case in Lagos, the whole country is on red alert to curb the spread of the deadly virus codenamed, ‘Covid-19’.
The Plateau State Commissioner of Health, Dr Nimkong Ndam, has recently announced that forty-two (42) persons have been quarantined in Bakin Kaya village of Wase Local Government Area of the State.
The commissioner also said that so far there are no known symptoms in those quarantined in the state but they were quarantined for safety measures.
The commissioner made this known on Sunday during a press briefing in Jos.
In the update he gave about the outbreak of Covid 19 in the state, he noted how four Chinese citizens have been quarantined on Saturday in Wase Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. All those who have come in contact with these Chinese men, summing up to 38 have also been apprehended and quarantined in attempt to halt the spread of the disease in the state after Nigeria has recorded its first case of the disease in Lagos, earlier last week.
The commissioner when asked the identities of the 38 Nigerians quarantined alongside the Chinese citizens, he simply replied that they are those working together with them at a mining site and their compound. He added that they would only undergo in-depth medical checks and if they are clean, they would be released back to their family and society.
Dr Ndam, however, pleaded with the people of Plateau not to panic as the state’s medical and security team are taking strong measures to combat any unforeseen circumstances.