- The special assistant to the Lagos state governor on health, Dr. Tunde Ajayi, has given an update on the status of coronavirus patients in Lagos
- According to Dr. Ajayi, six patients have recovered and will soon be allowed to go home
- Recall that the index coronavirus case has already been discharged
Six of the patients infected with the global pandemic called coronavirus at the Infectious Disease Hospital have recovered and will be discharged.
This information was disclosed in a tweet by Dr. Tunde Ajayi, the special assistant to the Lagos state governor on health, on Thursday, March 26.
It would be recalled that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed five new cases of the raging coronavirus in the country as Rivers state gets its first case.
According to the NCDC, two of the new cases are in Lagos, two are in Abuja while the remaining one is in Rivers state. With the new confirmed cases, Nigeria now has 51 cases with two patients discharged and one death recorded, as of Wednesday evening, March 25.
Legit.ng previously reported the Lagos state government has disinfected bus stops and motor parks in the metropolis. The disinfection was carried out over the rampaging coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
The measure is specifically designed to stop the spread of the disease that has forced many Nigerian states into partial lockdown including Lagos.
Lagos is one of the most populated states in Nigeria and efforts of the government to contain the disease will go a long way in protecting citizens of the country.
In a related development, the Lagos government declared that it did not give directive on a total lockdown of the state. This was disclosed by the commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso.
He said the attention of the government had been drawn to news reports that Lagos was on lockdown. This followed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s update on the steps taken to curtail the spread of coronavirus. According to Omotoso, the impression created by such reports was erroneous.
Similarly, the outbreak of the global pandemic has affected life in Lagos state in so many ways, especially economically, with some markets closed as a preventive measure to fight the devastating spread of the disease.
The ban imposed by the state governor, is according to him, only for non-essential markets. Governor Sanwo-Olu had on Tuesday, March 24, given the directive which is expected to take effect from Thursday, March 26.
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