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Nigerian celebrities exposed to coronavirus at AMVCA ceremony

Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi tells AMVCA attendees to self-isolate after being exposed to coronavirus

All Nigerian celebrities who attended the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) are most likely to have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Lagos State Government has therefore advised all the participants and attendees of the just-concluded event to observe strict self-isolation.

The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi, said in a Tweet that the participants may have come in contact with one of the confirmed cases in Lagos at the hotel where the event held on 14th March 2020.

This year’s AMVCA was held at Eko Hotels and Suites on Victoria Island in Lagos. It was attended by many stars and key players in Nigeria’s creative and movie sector in attendance.

Prof Abayomi advised all who attended the event to avoid panicking and instead observe strict self-isolation in order to prevent possible further spread of the disease.

All the people who attended the event are encouraged to call the state government’s tollfree line – 08000corona – if they notice any of the COVID-19 related symptoms.

Meanwhile Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has tested negative to coronavirus following a test conducted on Tuesday. The president had to be tested after his Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari tested positive to coronavirus, a presidential aide confirmed the story to Daily Trust.

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