coronavirus: Infected Italian visited our Ogun plant – Lafarge

Lafarge Africa Plc, has affirmed that the Italian infected with coronavirus, the first case in Nigeria, visited its plant in Ewekoro, Ogun State.

This was contained in an announcement on Friday by its Director, Communications, Folashade Ambrose-Medebem.

The company uncovered that the individual concerned works for a merchant that provides services to Lafarge Africa Plc in Ogun State.

“We have immediately identified the persons who had direct contact with the concerned person. We have equally initiated isolation, quarantine and disinfection protocol.

“We thank the exemplary leadership of the federal ministry of health, Ogun and Lagos State Governments for swiftly providing response and testing facilities and we are working in full cooperation with all local authorities.

“Health and Safety remains a core value at Lafarge Africa and we intend to leverage this strength at this critical time”, Ambrose-Medebem said.

Coronavirus first broke out in Wuhan, China, and has spread to more than 50 nations.

First cases were accounted for in 13 countries in between Tuesday and Thursday.