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Coronavirus: Lagos govt gives update on infected Italian

LAGOS, Nigeria – The State Government says the condition of the coronavorus patient has further improved.

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Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Saturday, confirmed that he has not developed new symptoms.

Abayomi appealed to citizens to stop spread of false and unverified information about Coronavirus situation.

The commissioner spoke to journalists while giving an update on the COVID-19 situation at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, in Lagos.

Abayomi disclosed that another test will be conducted on the Italian in the next two to three days to ensure there is no more virus particles in his saliva.

The commissioner stated that he would be released back into the society soon.

On the number of people quarantined, he said: “The people at the factory in Ogun State, people in the hotel where he stayed, we are contacting those on the airline and deciding whether it is all passengers or the cabin crew members alone.

“It is a step by step decision, that is why I cannot give an exact number at this hour, but after the Emergency Operation Committee meeting, we will know”.

Abayomi said that there was an ongoing refurbishment of the facility to ensure that patients in the facility were comfortable.

The official said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has released funds to ensure that personal protective equipment were provided for the health workers, general hospitals and major primary healthcare centres in Lagos

Abayomi debunked information that the Uber driver that brought the patient escaped quarantine.

He added that the patient had also not expressed the desire to leave the facility.

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