By Comrade Nnadi Goodluck
On Sunday, the Lagos State Government announced they have discharged five patients receiving treatment at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.
This was disclosed through Twitter by the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
“Dear Lagosians, yesterday I announced the discharge of one more patient from our Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.
“Today, I am happy to inform you that five more patients comprising two males and three females including a 10-year-old girl have tested negative twice to #COVID-19.
“These five patients have been discharged to reunite with their families. This brings to a total of 29, the number of patients who have fully recovered and have been discharged from our facility at Yaba.
“Although there is a strong indication that the state is winning the battle against #COVID-19, it is imperative that we remain steadfast to curtail the spread. I strongly advise that we continue to observe social distancing.” The tweet read.
Meanwhile, the Osun State Government has discharged their index case after testing negative twice to the virus, in line with the laid down protocol of the NCDC.
This was disclosed on Sunday by the governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola, during a press briefing at the State secretariat, Governors Office, Abere, Osogbo.
“Of the 127 isolated and tested returnees, 17 tested positive for coronavirus while 110 returned negative. Of the 17, we also have persons from other states.
“As we had earlier indicated in a press release, all the returnees who tested positive are intact at our facility and are undergoing adequate and proper treatment at our care centre and are all stable.
“The 110 whose results came back negative have been released to join their families. Among them are: 11 to Oyo State, two are going to Lagos State, One to Ogun State, three each to Edo and Abia states, four to Delta State and one to Imo State while 85 will remain here in Osun.
“They have been advised to observe all the prescribed safety and preventive measures and to call our helplines if they start to feel unwell.” He said.