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n-COVID19: Lafarge identifies persons with direct contacts, quarantines all

A clear view of the identity of the Italian (name with held), who arrived Nigeria via Turkish Airlines on Tuesday with n-COVID19 (Coronavirus) infection has emerged.

Lafarge Africa Cement, Friday issued a confidence building statement, saying “The individual concerned works for a vendor that provides services to Lafarge Africa Plc in Ogun State. As a business, we have immediately identified the persons who had direct contact with the concerned individual. We have equally initiated isolation, quarantine and disinfection protocol at Ewekoro Plant.”

The terse statement signed by Director, Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development, Mrs. Folashade Ambrose-Medebem, added that “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 co-operation with all local authorities.

She further assured that “Lafarge Africa is also working in close partnership with International SOS, our medical service provider, a leading global health company.

Health and Safety remains a core value at Lafarge Africa and we intend to leverage this strength at this critical time.”

Business Hilights recalls that the Minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire had on Thursday, addressed a world press conference in Abuja to break the news of a confirmed case of n-COVID19 (Coronavirus) in Lagos Nigeria.

Many Nigerians who barred their minds on the steps quickly taken by Lafarge, hailed the speed and timely damage control steps of the company and called on other corporate citizens to learn from Lafarge in managing critical health issues for the interest of the nation.