- The Lagos state government has announced that it has discharged four coronavirus patients after they tested negative
- Akin Abayomi, the Lagos state commissioner for health made the disclosure at a news conference held at the Island Maternity Hospital
- This latest disclosure takes the total number of discharged coronavirus patients in Lagos state to 23
The Lagos state government on Friday, April 3, announced that it has discharged four coronavirus patients after they tested negative twice.
Akin Abayomi, the Lagos state commissioner for health made the disclosure at a news conference held at the Island maternity hospital on Lagos Island, The Nation reports.
He said of the four patients released, there were three females and one male, saying that one of the females was an eight-week-old baby.
This latest disclosure takes the total number of discharged coronavirus patients in Lagos state to 23. So far, 190 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Nigeria with Lagos having 98.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state commissioner for health has said that the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, tested negative for the coronavirus infection.
The commissioner for health made the statement on Friday, April 3, on twitter. He said the governor, his wife, and their immediate family, as well as aides all, tested negative for COVID-19.
Abayomi thanked Lagos residents for their concern and support in combating the virus. He also urged citizens to maintain social distancing, alongside other directives of the government.
In another report, the federal government has told Nigerians to expect more cases of the global pandemic called coronavirus as contact tracing and testing capacity are being increased.
Osagie Ehanire, the minister of health, who made an appearance on a live TV news programme, said managers of the pandemic have started seeing early signs of community transmission in Nigeria.
Still on health, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has advised federal and state government to back their lockdown order with the provision of existential needs for residents. Legit.ng's regional reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that the president of the union,
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, warned that unless the everyday needs of the people are made available, the emerging lockdown of the country may not achieve its desired result of social distancing.
Ogunyemi in a statement issued on Thursday, April 2, in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, said there must be a reasonable supply of electricity, water, and food.
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