Naijatell reports that a young doctor has been hailed as the Hero after she suspected the index case of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The Ogun State government released a statement on Twitter appreciating the effort of the female doctor, Dr. Amarachukwu Karen Allison who suspected the 1st coronavirus case in Nigeria.

The tweet reads, “The Ogun State Government appreciates the young female doctor who suspected the index case in Nigeria in our State, Dr. Amarachukwu Karen Allison of Lafarge Nigeria. Her singular brillaince led to the early diagnosis and rapid containment of the first Covid-19 infection in.

Our appreciation also goes to Lafarge Nigeria for their cooperation with Ogun State in managing and curtailing the spread of the disease within the state.”


Dr. Amarachukwu Karen Allison with twitter username @mzGolden17 works for Lafarge Nigeria and her swift action led to the early diagnosis of the disease in the Italian man causing a rapid containment of coronavirus in the country.

In response to the tweet, she replied,

“I want to thank God Almighty for intuition and knowledge and also for the safety of my teammates and I who worked together at the time. Special thanks to Lafarge,
@NCDCgov @OGCovid19update @LSMOH @Fmohnigeria @IntlSOS for their prompt and professional”

See her pictures below.



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