Lagos State on Thursday announced the release of 11 more patients from the quarantine facility in Yaba. The State Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu disclosed while giving update on pandemic in the state.
“I have some good news for you concerning our desperate battle against Coronavirus, the lethal disease that has changed our world and tested to the limit our resilience as a people. “Even as this battle continues, amid so much anxiety all over the world, I am happy to break to you, my good people of Lagos, the news of the release today of 11 more patients from our facility in Yaba. They have fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19 and have been allowed to return home to their families,” he said
The Governor added that the release of 11patients brings to 18 the number of discharged patients in Lagos since the index case was reported.
He said the patients include two females and nine males, who were discharged after testing negative twice consecutively to COVID-19. “That the tests results of these patients came out negative twice is a big assurance to us that they pose no threat to the community. We are, therefore, releasing them in furtherance of our commitment to a disease-free State,” Sanwo-Olu said
He thanks the frontline health workers who took care of the patients as well as members of the Lagos State Health family and the Emergency Operation Centre for their resilience and diligence in the face of the daunting challenges confronting our State in curtailing the spread of this pandemic. “It is a thing of joy that we have not recorded any mortality and we hope – and pray – that it remains so. We will not rest on our oars but continue to work assiduously for the full recovery of the other patients so that they can return home to their families and the community,” he said
The Governor also added that the patients were full of gratitude to the dear State that stood by them all the way, the health workers and all those who contributed one way or the other in the fight against this unseen but vicious enemy of mankind.
He warns that this is not the time to relax, but to maintain vigilance against Coronavirus. “We should be sober as the battle continues. I, therefore, advise Lagosians to remain steadfast as they stick to the rules of hygiene we have been told to practise. Let us continue to observe Social Distancing. Let us remain indoors, shunning the temptation to breach the presidential restriction that has been placed on our State so that the gains made so far in the fight against COVID-19 is not eroded. We should shun any gathering for whatever reason at this delicate period,” Sanwo-Olu said