Coronavirus: Lagos Govt confirm discharge of four patients from treatment centre

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, April 3; confirmed that four coronavirus patients have been discharged from the treatment centre.

During a press briefing, the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had revealed two cases in the state were severe.

He further stated that as the number of cases increases, there might be some critical cases.

Confirming the development, Sanwo-Olu on his Twitter page said the discharged patients were three females and one male.

Sanwo-Olu wrote, “More great news from our Infectious Disease Hospital as 4 patients; 3 females and 1 male have recovered fully, tested negative twice and have been discharged.

“This gives us a lot of hope as we continue to listen to our health experts and provide the resources to beat.”

On Thursday, the State discharged eleven coronavirus patients at the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital.

This brings to 24, the total number of discharged COVID-19 patients in the country.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the rising spate of fake news and misinformation, in spite of repeated caution by the government, is distracting the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Lai Mohammed stated this in Abuja on Friday, April 3; when he featured on a forum to give an update on the government’s efforts toward containing the pandemic.

He said that the government is particularly worried about unverified local therapies circulating in social media as a cure to COVID-19; when in actual fact, no known cure had been developed for the disease.

“If you go by Whatsapp platform, there are so many myths and cure for COVID-19 today.

“Some people will tell you, it cannot affect Africans or the disease is not even existing at all; while some will say, all you need to do is to take garlic, take ginger.

“As we speak today, there is no vaccine or medicine for COVID-19.

“The only weapon to combat the virus is what we called Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention (NPI); which are largely sensitisation; advocacy; keeping very good hygiene; social distancing; not shaking hands and no gathering.

“These are the only effective ways to contain the pandemic and that is why governments are declaring total lockdown.

“Once it starts spreading, no healthcare in the world can survive it,” he warned.


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