The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has shut down operations at a clinic in the Muri Okunola area of Victoria Island in Lagos, indefinitely. This comes after a suspected case of the Ebola virus at the location.
Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, released a statement regarding the measure, stating “The management of the NNPC has announced the indefinite shutdown of its clinic in the Muri Okunola area of Victoria Island, Lagos, following a suspected case of Ebola virus on admission at the clinic. It was discovered that the patient visited the First Consultant Medical Centre during the period the first Ebola case was reported at that clinic.”
The preventative decision came after the NNPC filed a report with the Federal Ministry of Health as well as Lagos State health officials.
"All contacts with this case are being traced and adequate precautionary measures instituted to contain the possible spread of the disease. The patient is in stable condition,” they stated.