The two men declared wanted for having contact with Nigeria’s index coronavirus case have been found, the Lagos State Government has declared.
The duo of Enwelunta Obumnore Godfrey and Salami Abiodun Sadeeq, who boarded the same flight with the Italian that tested positive to coronavirus in Lagos, were declared unreachable on Monday after all efforts by the state government to trace them proved abortive.
Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, at a press briefing on Wednesday, said that the two men were identified within 24 hours after their names were made public.
“As you know, we published their names and within 24 hours, we identified them and we’ve been in touch with them.
“I thank the media for putting those names out and for social media, it was very quick.
“It shows that the Lagos community is responsive and very responsible because I was surprised at the speed they were identified,” he said.
Abayomi said the Italian, who has been in isolation for about two weeks and the second index case, are doing very well.