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Coronavirus: Ogun Govt. Activates Emergency Operation Committee

Ogun State Government has activated an Emergency Operation Committee to manage developments that may arise from the reported case of Coronavirus.

The Committee, which is headed by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, comprises staffers of the State Ministry of Health, Hospital Management Board, Representatives of Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and representatives of Federal Medical Center (FMC), Abeokuta.

Briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting, Commissioner for health, Dr. Tomi Coker said that the multidisciplinary committee will meet daily and update the general public about any development.

The committee consists of seven sub-committee, including Risk Communication and Mobilisation, Surveillance, Case Management, Infection Prevention Control ( IPC),  Central Coordination/Planning and  Logistics/ Finance.

The Commissioner said that an Emergency Operation Center had been opened at Block C within the State Secretariat to attend to issues relating to the outbreak.

Reassuring residents on efforts made so far on containing the outbreak of Convid-19, Dr. Coker called on the public not to panic and ignore panic messages advising individuals to maintain personal hygiene and avoid contact with whoever has a fever by five feet.

Wale Oloukoun

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