Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu: Lagos has discharged 10 more COVID-19 patients, including 2 Indians and 1 Filipino

In a statement received by TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C., Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said Lagos has discharged 10 more COVID-19 patients, including two Indians and one Filipino.

Sanwo-Olu is the COVID-19 Lagos Incident Commander.

Lagos is the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Nigeria with 657 confirmed cases out 1095 total infections in the country.

At least 32 people have died from the deadly bug in Nigeria, including the defacto President, Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

“As at 11:30 pm 24th April there are 1095 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 208. Deaths: 32,” NCDC tweeted late on Friday.

Read Sanwo-Olu’s statement below

My dear Lagosians, 

I am happy to inform you that 10 more #COVID19 patients; 3 females and 7 males, including 3 foreign nationals, 2 Indians and 1 Filipino, have been discharged from our isolation facilities at Yaba and Onikan to reunite with the society.

The patients, 3 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba and 7 from Onikan Isolation Centre were discharged today having fully recovered and tested negative for #COVID19 in two consecutive test readings.  

With this, the total number of cases successfully managed and discharged from our isolation facilities has risen to 117.

What this shows is that as the number of confirmed cases rise, we are also maintaining a significant discharge rate of our active cases which unequivocally shows that our medical interventions and management of the cases are working.

While I am encouraged by the support we have received so far from the good citizens of the State in the battle against #COVID19, I urge you all not to relent, keep faith with us trusting that this war is a must win!

Remember to practie hand hyiene, join our #MaskUpLagos campaign by using a facemask especially when outdoor and do not forget to observe strictly the Social Distancing principle.

Together we can break the chain of transmission #ForADiseaseFreeLagos #ForAGreaterLagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

#COVID19 Lagos Incident Commander

24th April, 2020

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