COVID-19: 7 patients recover from coronavirus in Abuja

COVID-19: 7 patients recover from coronavirus in Abuja

-The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muhammad Bello has disclosed that seven patients who were infected with coronavirus have recovered in Abuja

- Bello in a statement said the seven patients tested negative to the virus twice and are set to be discharged

- The minister stated that the medical team in Abuja are doing their best to ensure the recovery of the remaining 39 patients

The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muhammad Bello has disclosed that seven patients who were infected with coronavirus have recovered in Abuja.

Bello in a statement on Tuesday, April 7, said the seven patients tested negative to the virus twice and are set to be discharged, Premium Times reports.

He said the medical team in Abuja are doing their best to ensure that the recovery of the remaining 39 patients.

The minister commended Abuja residents for adhering to the 14-day restriction of movement as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari, with a view to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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The announcement followed a report that another female patient was discharged in Lagos state who fully recovered from the coronavirus infection.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who made the disclosure in a tweet on Tuesday, April 7, said the patient, a female, was discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba.

Sanwo-Olu said the recovery of the patient brings the total number of people that have been discharged in the state to 32.

Meanwhile, the federal government has declined to confirm whether it will extend the 14 days restriction of movement imposed in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to check the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, who also chairs the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, said his panel would assess the situation and give the president the advice that will enable him to take the decision on whether to extend the restriction or terminate it.

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Speaking in Lagos, Mustapha said the review of what happened within the 14 days would help the president decide if the lockdown should be extended or not.

He assured Nigerians that whatever decision the president takes would be in the best interest of the country.

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