- Not less than 17 covid-19 patients have been discharged in Lagos
- Six females and 11 males were discharged according to the government
- The latest discharge brings the total number of recoveries in the state to 649
The Lagos state Ministry of Health has on Wednesday, May 20, announced the recovery and discharge of 17 coronavirus patients.
According to the government, the patients after testing negative twice consecutively.
The government through its verified Twitter handle announced the discharge of six females and 11 males.
The latest discharge brings the total number of recoveries from the virus in the state to 649.
"Today, 17 more patients were discharged from our Yaba, Gbagada and LUTH Isolation Facilities, having recovered fully and tested negative to #COVID19, bringing the total number of discharged persons to 649 in Lagos," the government said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the leadership of the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has ordered its members to embark on a sit-at-home strike starting from Wednesday, May 20.
The directive, which is to take effect from 6pm on Wednesday was given by the chapter's chairman, Saliu Oseni.
In a statement, Oseni said that this decision came due to the conflicting directives on the implementation of the lockdown and restriction of movement given by the state government and the police.
Part of the statement read: “The Lagos state branch of the NMA has resolved that it is presently unsafe for its members to continue to provide healthcare services under the present confused arrangement.
“We resolve that all doctors under the auspices of the Nigerian Medical Association in Lagos to proceed on a sit-at-home starting from 6.00 p.m today, May 20, indefinitely.
“Until such time when the state government and the commissioner of police, are clear on how they wish to operationalize the lockdown/restriction of movement directive as it relates to essential service and service providers, including healthcare services and doctors.”
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