Coronavirus: Lagos discharges 11 recovered patients


The Lagos State government has discharged 11 more patients who have recovered from the Coronavirus pandemic.

The governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this on Thursday via his twitter handle.

Sanwo-Olu revealed that the patients, who have fully recovered and have tested negative to the virus have been allowed to return home to their families.

The governor wrote: Today, I have some good news for you concerning our desperate battle against Coronavirus, the lethal disease that has changed our world and tested to the limit our resilience as a people.

“Even as this battle continues, amid so much anxiety all over the world, I am happy to break to you, my good people of Lagos, the news of the release today of 11 more patients from our facility in Yaba,

“They have fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19 and have been allowed to return home to their families. This brings to 18 the number of discharged patients in Lagos since the index case was reported”, he added.

While confirming the identity of the patients, the governor said they include  two females and nine males, who were discharged after testing negative twice consecutively to #COVID19.

The governor said “that the tests results of these patients came out negative twice is a big assurance to us that they pose no threat to the community. We are, therefore, releasing them in furtherance of our commitment for a disease free State.”

The governor however expressed gratitude to the health workers in the state “who took care of the patients as well as members of the Lagos State Health family and the Emergency Operation Centre for their resilience and diligence in the face of the daunting challenges confronting our State in curtailing the spread of this pandemic.”

The governor however urged residents of the state to abide by the state rules in furtherance to combat the spread of the pandemic

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