A nurse and her mother have tested positive for coronavirus in Imokun, Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State.
According to a source, the nurse who works at a private hospital and her mother tested positive on Sunday after exhibiting symptoms of the virus.
The source said both mother and daughter were not residents in the town, noting that they came to inspect an apartment she intended to hire for her mother in Imokun, Epe town.
Before the reported cases, Epe Local Government was one of the three Local government areas in the state that have not recorded any coronavirus case.
With the new reported cases, a team from the Lagos State Task Force on COVID-19 visited the palace of the Oloja of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun, on Sunday in Papa, Epe to confirm the report after which workers at the palace took them to Imokun.
“The team went to the building in Imokun for contact tracing and they subjected all residents in the building to COVID-19 test.
“They all tested negative but the nurse and her mother were positive. So they took both of them from Imokun to Lagos for further treatment. They have been at the Lagos isolation centre since Sunday,” the source said.
Confirming the cases on his Facebook page on Wednesday, Secretary to Epe Local Government Area, Tunde Subair, said: “COVID-19 is real and community/person-person transmission is ongoing.
“Let’s keep to the rules and directives given out by the government- social distancing, staying home, cough/respiratory etiquette, use of face masks when outside the household. Epe Local Government now has two confirmed cases of COVID-19.”