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EXCLUSIVE: DANGER LOOMS IN LAGOS PORTS, AS APMT STAFF TESTS POSITIVE TO COVID19

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By Innocent Orok

Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, MD, NPA

Nigeria ports in the Lagos axis may be forced to lockdown as the Coronavirus pandemic has recorded two infected persons in the last one week.

It could be recalled that last week a staff of Ports and Cargo in the Tin Can Island port was reported to have tested positive to COVID 19.

In latest development today, an employee of APM Terminals , operators of the biggest cargo terminal in Nigeria at the Apapa port complex has tested positive to COVID-19.

The last time the worker was at the port was April 16, 2020, but his COVID-19 infection was confirmed on April 27.

According to a statement issued by the company’s General Manager, External Relations, Daniel Odibe, reads: “APM Terminals hereby informs the port community and general public of a positive COVID19 case concerning a staff of APM Terminals Apapa Limited.

“The said employee’s last day at work was on April 16th 2020.

“The employee developed malaria symptoms and was referred to a hospital where he was initially treated before he was referred to NCDC for further test.

ntWe were informed on April 27th 2020 that the test result came out positive.

“The case is currently being handled by NCDC while we continue with our precautionary and response plans in strict adherence to the COVID19 protocol.”

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