Lagos discharges 11 more coronavirus patients

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the state has discharged 11 patients who previously tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.

Mr Sanwo-Olu, in a statement on Thursday, said the patients included two females and nine males, making 18 patients that had been discharged in Lagos since the index case was reported.

He said the patients were discharged after testing negative two times consecutively to COVID-19.

“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,” he said.

The governor noted that the test results of the patients coming out negative twice was an assurance that they pose no threat to the community.

“We are, therefore, releasing them in furtherance of our commitment for a disease-free state,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu commended the health workers who took care of the patients, as well as the Emergency Operation Centre, for their resilience and diligence in the face of the daunting challenges confronting the state in curtailing the spread of the pandemic.

He added that reports of youths gathering for social and sporting activities, as well as those massing for religious purposes, were unfortunate.