Plateau State Government has said there was no confirmed case of coronavirus in the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Nimkong Larndam made this known at a press conference in his office in Jos the Plateau state capital.
He, however, said the 43 persons had to be isolated for 14 days so as not to take chances.
According to Larndam, “We have four Chinese miners who just returned from holidays in China since they came from another country that is heavily infected with the virus, they could be suspected to have the virus. But the Chinese were screened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, they were also screened in Abuja airport, and in those screenings, they were proved negative.
He said It is not only the four Chinese that had to be isolated, but all the people that had contacts with the Chinese on their return to Wase also has to be fished and isolated too.
Also, the state commissioner for Information and Communication Mr Dan Manjang assured people of the state and other Nigerians who has anything to do with the state to feel free and go about their normal businesses.
He also said the state government has put measures in place to handle any case of coronavirus.
We have isolation wards in Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and also in Plateau Specialist hospital. We have a surveillance medical team stationed at the Yakubu Gowon Airport to screen and monitor the movement of air passengers, and government has set aside funds to handle any emergency, he said