Coronavirus: Quarantined Chinese man tests negative

Coronavirus: Quarantined Chinese man tests negative

- The Lagos state government has revealed the health status of the Chinese man who was quarantined over the fear of coronavirus

- After a series of tests and screening procedures, the individual proved not to have any symptom of the disease

- The foreigner was kept at an isolation centre after he landed in the country on Tuesday, March 3

Tests conducted on the Chinese national who arrived at Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos on Tuesday, March 3, have proven that he is not infected with the disease.

According to the commissioner for health in Lagos, Akin Abayomi, who revealed this, the Chinese man was made to go through the compulsory screening as a stipulated precautionary measure.

Abayomi, however, stated that health officials are yet to establish from the result of the test conducted on him if he is infected with the disease, Channels TV reports.

The commissioner, as reported by PM News, assured Lagosians in a press briefing that the health status of the foreigner in relation to the disease would be announced soon immediately all the results are out.

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The online newspaper revealed that the man who was identified as Si Wenqhuan was coughing profusely at the airport which made health officials accost and took him to the centre for screening.

Added to the aforesaid, The Nation also reported that MMIA's regional manager, Victoria Shin Abah, said that the results would be released by the state's centre for disease control.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the condition of an Italian patient infected with coronavirus had improved, according to Abayomi.

Abayomi on Saturday, February 29, noted that the patient has not developed new symptoms. The commissioner while giving an update on the deadly disease at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, in Lago called for a stop in spreading unverified information about the situation in the state.

He reiterated the Lagos state government’s commitment to protecting citizen’s health.

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Abayomi went on to note that in the next two to three days another test will be conducted for the patient to be sure that there were no more virus particles in his saliva.

He added that once there is no more virus, the patient would be released back into society very soon.

However, the commission stated he couldn't give a specific number of people that have been quarantined, adding that the number keeps increasing.

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