- It appears that Nigeria is beginning to record some level of victory over coronavirus
- This is as the number of patients earlier diagnosed with the virus is reducing
- To prove this, five of the patients who were receiving treatment at an isolation centre in Lagos have been discharged
- The patients thanked the state government for the help and care they received while undergoing treatment
After weeks of tests and medical care, five patients initially diagnosed with coronavirus in Lagos state were on Monday, March 30, discharged.
This brings the number of discharged patients all over the country to 8.
The discharged patients, according to The Nation, who were quarantined at an isolation centre in the state for weeks regained their health and are now in stable condition.
One of them who expressed optimism that Nigeria can defeat the disease said: “Initially, there were hitches but it later turned out fine. The health workers did fine, all our challenges were attended to. I’m a living witness together with my other colleagues.”
Another patient told journalists of some of the experiences at the centre: “I was admitted last Sunday. Initially, there were challenges, the following day, they brought bed, mask and some equipment."
The patients called on the state government to richly reward all the health workers who volunteered to help out, adding that a lot of lives would have been lost if they did not show up as first responders.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria recorded the first coronavirus death after a 67-year-old man who returned home following medical treatment in the UK succumbed to the disease.
This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet on Monday, March 23. The deceased man reportedly has underlying medical conditions. Specifically, he was suffering from multiple myeloma and diabetes. He was also undergoing chemotherapy.
"The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in the UK.
"He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy. "Our thoughts are with his family," the tweet read.
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