Coronavirus: Lagos discharges 2 Indians, Filipino, 7 others

April 24, 2020
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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday disclosed that ten more Coronavirus patients have been discharged by the state.

This brings to 119, the total number of Coronavirus patients so far discharged by the State since the pandemic started.

However, Coronavirus patients discharged on Friday includes three females and seven males.

Among those discharged are three foreigners: two Indians and one Filipino.

Governor Sanwo-Olu who broke the news on Twitter said: “Even with the number of cases rising, we are happy to celebrate our success stories because they show that a positive #COVID19 case isn’t necessarily a case of doom and gloom.

“Today, 10 patients; 3 females & 7 males including 3 foreigners have been discharged from our facilities.

“We are encouraged by these discharged cases and the support we have received from the citizens of the state in the battle against #COVID19 but I urge us all not to relent because it is imperative that we win.

“Remember to practice great personal hygiene and join our #MaskUpLagos campaign by using a facemask whenever you are in public.

“Social distancing is still very key in stopping the spread and we must #StayHomeStaySafe to #SaveLives

“Together, we will beat #COVID19.”

Earlier this week, Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health, had said the state would embark on active case search since there was now evidence of community-based transmission.

“We’re hoping to run at least two to three thousand tests in the coming week as we embark on the active case search in the community; of course, as we test more we’re likely to see more positivity,” he had said.

“We already know that the virus is circulating in the community, and the more we look for it, the more we will find but that is in keeping with our strategy.”

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