Lagos Govt Gives Fresh Update On Coronavirus


The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said the condition of the Italian that brought Coronavirus virus to the state has improved further.

He gave the update on the COVID-19 situation at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, in Lagos, while speaking with newsmen.

Prof. Abayomi, who said the patient has not developed new symptoms, urged citizens to stop the spread of false and unverified information about Coronavirus situation.

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The Lagos State Government official said further test would be conducted to ascertain if there are still virus particles in the saliva of the Italian.

Speaking on the number of people quarantined, Prof. Abayomi said: “The people at the factory in Ogun State, people in the hotel where he stayed, we are contacting those on the airline and deciding whether it is all passengers or the cabin crew members alone.

“It is a step by step decision, that is why I cannot give an exact number at this hour, but after the Emergency Operation Committee meeting, we will know.”

He disclosed that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has released funds to acquire personal protective equipment for health workers, general hospitals and major primary healthcare centres.

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According to the Commissioner, the Lagos State Government is currently refurbishing the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, to ensure that patients in the facility were comfortable.

Abayomi also dismissed reports that the Uber driver that brought the patient escaped quarantine.


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