NNPC Dismisses Insinuation Of Covid-19 Outbreak At Abuja Facility

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has dismissed insinuation of mass outbreak of Corona virus infection in a facility managed by the national oil company.

This followed the reported COVID-19 infected individual at an apartment in the facility in Garki, Abuja last weekend.  

Explaining the circumstances of the incidence, the national oil company said it is aware of all the actions taken so far at the NNPC Estate in the Garki Area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to tackle the singular case, which it insists is an isolated incident.

The corporation pointed out that the said case involved a non-staff of the NNPC, and had to do with an individual who had just returned from the United Kingdom and developed symptoms of the corona virus decease. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reportedly confirmed his case as positive after undergoing a laboratory test and in line with the Center’s approved protocol.

Accordingly, all residents of the affected apartment were moved out and placed in Isolation, while officials of NCDC undertook a disinfection of the flat and adjoining areas to eliminate the chances of mass infection.

In a statement, the NNPC said it had long embarked on a public awareness campaigns within NNPC and beyond her borders including sharing with the residents of the Estate guidelines on successful self-supervised isolation to ensure strict adherence to all NCDC prescribed safety measures designed to tackle the COVID-19 global pandemic.

“We have also provided guidelines on successful self-supervised isolation to ensure strict adherence to all NCDC prescribed safety measures designed to tackle the COVID-19 global pandemic,” spokesman of NNPC Mr Kennie Obateru said in the statement.

Chibisi Ohakah


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