Breaking: 5 COVID-19 patients test negative in Edo state

Breaking: 5 COVID-19 patients test negative in Edo state

- Five people in Edo state who previously tested positive for the novel coronavirus have recovered

- Governor Godwin Obaseki made the disclosure in an update on Friday, April 17

- The Edo state governor said the patients were discharged having tested negative for COVID-19

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has announced that five confirmed cases of coronavirus have recovered and tested negative twice.

Obaseki made the disclosure on Friday, April 17, while giving updates on the virus via his official Facebook page.

According to the Edo governor, the patients who previously tested positive for the novel coronavirus have been discharged from the hospital.

He said: "I am pleased to announce that five (5) of the confirmed cases have tested negative twice for #coronavirus (#COVID-19 ) in our dear state. They have thus been discharged.

"This bolsters our resolve to defeat this common enemy, as we roll out more measures to check the spread of the virus and save more lives in the state."

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Meanwhile, previously reported that a medical doctor who was treating coronavirus patients in Edo state has tested positive for the disease.

Aliyu Sokomba, the president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), made the disclosure on Thursday, April 2.

Sokomba also stated that another doctor in the country recently died from Lassa fever. He said that health workers in the country who are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus and Lassa fever must be protected if the country would make headway.

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In a related development, about 90 persons who showed COVID-19 symptoms have tested negative for the disease.

This was disclosed by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says via its Twitter handle. According to FCTA, those tested were from the Mpape community in Abuja Municipal Council (AMAC).

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It said during “community active case search”, its department of public health detected and tested the persons whose test came back as negative.

In other news, Mohammed Abubakar, a son of Nigeria’s former vice-president, has again tested positive for coronavirus four weeks after he was first confirmed.

A medical official familiar with his case told Premium Times that Mohammed has continued to test positive despite being placed on medicati*n, including antiretroviral and immune-boosting vitamins for 28 days.

He tested positive again yesterday. We are doing all that is in our power to ensure his recovery, but he can only be released after he has been deemed completely recovered,” the official who did not want to be named told the online newspaper. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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