The Lagos commissioner for health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has asked everyone who attended the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2020 held on Saturday, March 14, to observe strict self-isolation as they may have come in contact with a person who has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
He further urged the attendees to contact health workers at the sign of any Coronavirus-related symptoms. This is coming an attendee flew into the country from the UK- a red zone of the raging Coronavirus.
The man who mingled freely was forced to surrender himself for testing after a friend of his threatened to expose him. He was thereafter taken into quarantine after he attended the AMVCA, and may have now been confirmed to be positive for the virus.
#COVID19 Lagos Alert! I hereby notify you that all participants at the African Magic viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) held on14th March at @EkoHotels may have come in contact with one of the confirmed cases in Lagos and are most likely to have been exposed to #COVID19 Infection.
”Attendees at the said event are therefore advised to:
observe strict self- isolation.
call our #TollFree line 08000corona if they notice any of the #COVID19 related symptoms
Let’s #TakeResponsibility by practicing #SocialDistancing to prevent the spread of the virus.”
This comes days after Twitter users raised alarm that a person who returned from the UK and showed symptoms of Coronavirus had attended the Award ceremony.