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Community active case search of COVID-19 patients begins in Lagos,119 possible cases found

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A house-to- house active search of COVID-19 possible patients has been initiated and 119 people with related symptoms of COVID-19 have been found in Lagos, the epicenter of the Pandemic in Nigeria .

Commissioner for Health in Lagos state, Akin Abayomi said at a media briefing on Tuesday, that about 118,000 households have been searched and 119 potential COVID-19 patients were discovered .

He said samples have been taken from the potential patients for analysis , awaiting test results to ascertain their statuses, though there are other viruses responsible for respiratory illnesses similar to the COVID-19 symptoms .

He explained that the exercise is essential to call our attention to the extent of effect of this Pandemic in our society, hence to curb its spread.

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