Lagos, Oyo Discharge Five Coronavirus Patients


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has announced the discharge of another batch of four coronavirus patients who have tested negative twice.

In a series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle on Saturday, the governor said 50 patients have so far been discharged from its isolation facilities.

He wrote: “Today, four more patients; all male, including an 11-year-old boy have been discharged from the Lagos State Isolation facilities to reunite with the society.

“The patients; 3 from IDH, Yaba and 1 from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) were discharged having recovered fully and tested negative twice to #COVID19

“This brings to 50, the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from our isolation facilities.

“I appeal to residents to stay at home, practice #SocialDistancing and observe the highest possible personal and hand hygiene. We are on a steady course to victory, let’s all make little sacrifices for the greater good.”

Also in Oyo state, Governor Seyi Makinde confirmed that the state has discharged another Coronavirus patient.

In a statement via his verified Twitter handle on Saturday, Makinde said that the patient was discharged after testing negative twice.

He also disclosed that the number of active cases in the state is now four as one of the patients requested to be transferred to Lagos State.

He wrote, “One confirmed COVID-19 patient was discharged after receiving their second negative test result. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to six. Another confirmed case requested a transfer to Lagos. So, there are currently four active cases in the state.”

Makinde, who doubles as the chairman of the state Covid-19 Taskforce, said the state has received donations from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and a citizen initiative led by Mrs Ibikun Awosika.

He said “We received a donation of 2,000 test kits from The Citizen for Citizen Initiative led by Mrs Ibukun Awosika. This will be used in our planned drive-through and walk-through tests from next week. We are grateful to the Citizen for Citizen Initiative.

“We also received donations of funds from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control as well as medical supplies from IRASA Clothing Company.

“Let me also use this opportunity to thank Chicken Republic, Dominos Pizza and all other organisations and individuals who have supported the state’s effort in preventing the spread of COVID-19 through donations in cash and kind.

“Please, keep following the directives of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, regularly. Also, continue to maintain social distancing.”

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