The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has confirmed that one Coronavirus case has been discovered at its estate in the Garki area of Abuja.
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Kennie Obateru, the group general manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, in a statement on Saturday, dismissed insinuation of a mass outbreak of the disease in the estate, saying it was a singular case, according to Daily Trust.
Obateru said the person, who had tested positive to the disease, was not a staff of the corporation, and had just returned from the United Kingdom.
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He said: “The National Oil Company was aware of all the actions taken by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to tackle the singular case, which for now, has remained an isolated incident.”
“The said case, involving a non-member of staff of the Corporation, had to do with the individual who had just returned from the United Kingdom and developed symptoms of the disease.”
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“His case was said to have been confirmed positive by the NCDC after undergoing a laboratory test and in line with NCDC approved protocol, all residents of the affected apartment were moved out and placed in isolation, while officials of NCDC undertook disinfection of the flat and adjoining areas to eliminate the chances of community infection.”