- Lagos is still struggling to raise its head above coronavirus
- The state recorded 17 deaths from the pandemic within a space of two days
- Currently, the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria, the state has 5151 cases
Still the epicentre of coronavirus in Nigeria, Lagos is battling tooth and nail with the global pandemic and the harsh economic and social consequences that comes with it.
On his Twitter page the commissioner for health in the state, Akin Abayomi, revealed that Lagos recorded eight deaths from the virus on Monday, June 1.
Before this, Abayomi had disclosed that nine coronavirus patients died in the state on Sunday, May 31, bringing the total number of mortality to 67.
Furthermore, the commissioner made it known that the state now has 5151 cases.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Abayomi on Friday, May 8, revealed a stunning reality faced by medical practitioners in the state as they attend to coronavirus patients.
Abayomi, responding to questions that border the seemingly unexplainable difference between the occupancy of the isolation centres and the recorded number of cases each day, said that many patients are actually scared of being admitted.
The commissioner added that due to this fear, many persons who test positive to the virus run away from the centres.
He stated: “There is also a situation that we experience, when we test people, sometimes they find it difficult to find them. The ambulances will go into community, people will flee their homes, and they make it difficult for us to find them.”
In another post, 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.
A chartered plane conveying Nigerian returnees from the UAE had earlier made a U-turn after a pregnant woman reportedly went into labour.
The development was made known by the chairman of the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
The earlier scheduled arrival of the plane was 3 pm. With the latest development, the expected arrival time at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport was moved to 7 pm.
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