All who attended AMVCA may have been exposed to coronavirus – LASG

Lagos state health commissioner Prof Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Government has announced that all those who attended the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, confirmed this on Tuesday via Twitter.

“I hereby notify you that all participants at the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) held on 14th March at @EkoHotels may have come in contact with one of the confirmed cases in Lagos and are most likely to have been exposed to #COVID19 Infection,” he said in the tweet.

Abayomi urged attendees to observe “strict self-isolation” and report if they notice any symptoms of the disease.

Documentary producer, Ifeoma Chukwuogo, first raised the alarm last Thursday, when she said a celebrity with symptoms of the virus attended the AMVCAs held at Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos.

Self-styled investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, also made similar claims.