Lagos discharges 26 more covid-19 patients

Lagos discharges 26 more covid-19 patients

- Lagos has discharged 26 more coronavirus patients

- According to Sanwo-Olu, 14 males and 12 females including two foreign nationals- a Polish and a Filipino were discharged

- They were discharged from Yaba and Onikan Isolation facilities

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has on Friday, May 1, announced the discharge of 26 more patients who tested negative twice consecutively to Coronavirus disease.

Sanwo-Olu, in a statement in Lagos, said that the number increased to 225 patients treated and discharged from the isolation centres.

”Good people of Lagos, today, 26 more COVID-19 Lagos patients: 14 males and 12 females including two foreign nationals- a Polish and a Filipino- have been discharged from our Yaba and Onikan Isolation facilities to reunite with the society.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following the outbreak of the global pandemic called coronavirus, Sanwo-Olu has credited the delayed closure of the borders, seaport, and airports in Nigeria as the cause of COVID-19 spreading.

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Legit.ng gathered that the governor who disclosed this during an Instalive interview with CNN on Wednesday, April 29, also said the failure of returning travellers to self-isolate was another reason for the disease spreading in Nigeria.

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Sanwo-Olu went on to note that though Lagos was prepared to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the state had to wait for airport, seaport and land borders to be shut by the federal government.

Back in February when the index case was reported, Nigeria's airports and land borders were not shut until Monday, March 23.

Sanwo-Olu speaking about the state’s preparedness against the deadly virus said: “Given the population that we have, we are a bit ahead in terms of preparation, as a state, but we are sub-national. We couldn’t give directives as to when Nigeria should close the airport, seaport, or in-land border.

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“We don’t have control over that. We were just wrapping up our own facilities and the training officials, and that was why we were able to track the index case over two months now."

He added that more COVID-19 cases may be recorded in Lagos state soon as over 7000 samples had been tested in the state alone.

He said: “We are pretty much getting to the peak season. We will soon see a large number because testing is now wrapped up. It is a public health issue and we needed to take our protocols from NCDC and other international organisations.”

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