- 33 newly recovered coronavirus patients in Lagos were discharged on Tuesday, May 12
- This resounding victory was announced by Akin Abayomi, the commissioner for health in Lagos
- Abayomi said that in total the state has discharged 502 patients who have fully recovered from the virus
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The Lagos state government has continued to record more resounding victories over the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
As at Tuesday, May 12, the state government discharged a batch of 33 patients who fully recovered from the disease. This was disclosed by the commissioner for health in the state, Professor Akin Abayomi, Channels TV reports.
Abayomi added that the new recoveries bring the total number of patients who have been discharged from its isolation centre to 502.
Of the 146 new cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday, May 12, 57 were from Lagos.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Abayomi on Tuesday, May 12, confirmed that a Nigerian returnee from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) was dead.
On his verified Twitter handle Abayomi disclosed that the Nigerian, a male of 32 years old, died of complications from coronavirus.
However, in an update on Twitter, Abayomi said it was a presumed coronavirus-related death, adding that the test result of the deceased is not yet out.
According to him, he regrets any misinterpretation his earlier announcement must have caused, adding that the test result will be published once it is out.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that a chartered plane conveying Nigerian returnees from the UAE had made a U-turn after a pregnant woman went into labour.
The development was made known by the chairman of the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
The Nigerian woman, Kafayat Omoshalewa Amusan, who went into labour delivered a baby boy on the Emirate Airline.
In an interview with Vanguard, the Nigerian said that she gave birth before flight attendants could get to her, adding that she had wanted to come to deliver her third baby but her flight was earlier cancelled.
The evacuees, however, arrived on Wednesday night, May 6, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
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