Coronavirus: Governors Forum Asks Citizens To Quarantine Themselves
The Nigeria Governors ’ Forum has advised the general public to as a matter of urgent importance quarantine themselves should they observe symptoms of the virus.
This call is coming on the heels of the confirmation of the first index case of the novel Coronavirus in the country
In a statement issued on Friday by its Chairman and Governor of Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who is also the Ekiti state governor, he said the citizens should contact the nearest health facility within their states should they suspect symptoms of the virus.
He disclosed 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.
“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.
“We enjoin citizens not to spread fake news and misinformation that can trigger fear, panic and chaos.
“The Federal Ministry of Health and other designated Federal and State agencies will provide the relevant updates related to the disease .”