- Lagos state has discharged 67 more coronavirus patients
- The patients include 22 female and 45 male
- Three foreign nationals – 2 Indians and a Chinese were also discharged
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The Lagos state government has announced the discharge of 67 more patients from four isolation centres after testing negative twice for coronavirus.
This was disclosed by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday on Saturday, May 16.
“Also, 67 fully recovered COVID19Lagos patients; 22 female and 45 male, including 3 foreign nationals – 2 Indians and a Chinese were discharged to join the society.” Sanwo-Olu said
“The patients; 24 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba; 22 from Onikan, 11 from Agidingbi, 2 from Lekki and 8 from Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation Centres were discharged having tested negative to COVID19 in two consecutive readings,” he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had also reported that in another blow to Nigerians, three more people have lost their lives as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the three people died on Friday, May 15. This brings to 36, the total number of people killed by coronavirus in Lagos so far.
The state has 2,278 confirmed cases of the pandemic with 541 recoveries and 1,701 active cases.
Legit.ng had also reported that barely two weeks after the Covid-19 lockdown was eased in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, the Lagos state is may be considering reintroducing it again.
Since, and even before, the lockdown was eased, Lagos has not only been recording new cases on a daily basis but also topping the chart.
The compliance with the measures put in place after the lockdown has also not been followed as it should by many of the state's residents.
Considering the level of compliance with the preventive measures so far, the state government is conducting a poll on Twitter asking residents whether another lockdown should be imposed or not.
Though the poll is still ongoing, the current result at the time of this report shows the majority of the respondents, 48.8%, want another lockdown to be imposed while 40.8% do not want another lockdown. Ten percent (10%) of the respondents are neutral.
As the margin of difference between those who want the lockdown to be imposed and those who do not (8%) is below that of those who are neutral (10%), the poll remains tight and shows how divided Lagosians are on the issue.
About 78,726 people have since voted in the poll.
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