- About 48 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Lagos
- Those discharged include 38 Nigerians and 10 foreigners
- They are 31 males and 17 females, 2 Indians; 4 Americans; 2 polish; 1 Brazilian and 1 Dutch
The Lagos state government on Sunday, June 14, has discharged 48 additional coronavirus patients, who tested negative twice to the virus.
This was disclosed by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
He said that the patients discharged included 38 Nigerians and 10 foreigners.
”Good people of Lagos, today, 48 fully-recovered COVID-19 patients, 31 males and 17 females, including 10 foreign nationals – 2 Indians; 4 Americans; 2 polish; 1 Brazilian and 1 Dutch were discharged from our isolation facilities to reunite with society.
”The patients, 1 from Onikan, 8 from Gbagada, 10 from Agidingbi, 14 from Lekki, 4 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital and 11 from Eti-Osa (LandMark) Isolation Centre were discharged, having fully recovered and tested negative to #COVID-19.
”With this, the number of #COVID19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos has risen to 1,185,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that with Nigeria facing an economic crisis due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has said if the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions continue it may lead to the loss of 13 million jobs in the country.
According to The Cable, Elisabeth Byrs, WFP spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement. She stressed that job losses will further increase widespread hunger among millions of Nigerians who are already suffering the harsh economic impact of the pandemic.
Recall that in order to curtail the spread of the disease, the borders were closed by both the state and federal governments, while offices and institutions were shut. However, the lockdown measures have been eased gradually.
According to Byrs, in order to provide assistance to those whose livelihoods and incomes have been affected by the pandemic, more than $182 million is needed in the next six months.
She went on to note that the agency is making efforts to feed three million needy people mostly affected by the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in Kano, Lagos states, and Abuja.
The spokesperson added that the programme will also benefit internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
“We are concerned by conflict-affected communities in North-East Nigeria who already face extreme hunger and who are especially vulnerable. They are on life-support and need assistance to survive.
“We are actually scaling up our operations in the North-East to serve more people in response to the new challenges of more food insecurity posed by COVID-19,” Byrs said.
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