43 People have been isolated in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State as a result of the Corona virus.
This are made up of four Chinese Nationals and 39 Nigerians. The State Commissioner for Health Dr Ninkom Ndam gave the figure while addressing Journalist in Jos.
Dr Nimkong Ndam says 43 persons have been quarantined for investigations to forestall the spread of Corona virus disease (COVID-19) in the state.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the 43 persons were those, who had contact with four Chinese miners, who recently returned to the state from China en-route Addis Ababa.
The Commissioner stated this during a press briefing on Sunday in Jos, saying the isolation was for a period of 14 days, to check if they would manifest symptoms of the virus.
He said that Governor Lalong was informed by the Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS) of three Chinese nationals, who arrived Nigeria and were heading to Jos, which led to the setting up of a team comprising of health officials and security agencies to monitor them.
“One Chinese national, arrived on Tuesday 25th while the three others arrived on Wednesday, they came from China through Addis Ababa Airport to Abuja airport, where they were screened by health officials,” he said.
Correspondent: Josiah Buzun