Abuja discharges 9 coronavirus patients


Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Mohammed Bello, has announced that nine coronavirus patients have recovered and have been discharged.

Mr Bello disclosed this on Wednesday via Twitter.

He said the nine patients were discharged after testing negative for COVID-19, adding that the total number of discharged patients in the nation’s capital had risen to 20.

“I am delighted to announce the discharge of an additional nine COVID-19 patients in the FCT after they tested negative. They have now returned to their homes,” the minister said.

“The total number of discharged patients in the FCT is now 20 as at 5:50am, April 15th, 2020.”

He added: “Out of the nine newly discharged, two were treated at the National Hospital Isolation & Treatment Centre while the other seven were treated at the UniAbuja Teaching Hospital Isolation Centre, Gwagwalada.”

The FCT currently has 58 confirmed cases of COVID-19.