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COVID-19: Another Patient Tests Negative in Lagos


*As security officials seize 400 yellow buses who defy stay-at-home order…

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday said another index case has tested negative in Lagos and has been discharged, bringing the total discharged patients in Lagos to 25.

Sanwo-Olu made this disclosure during a press briefing at State House Marina, noting also that 400 yellow buses had been seized by law enforcement agents in Lagos because they did not comply with the ‘Stay-at-Home’ order.

In his address, the governor said the Lagos State Government had taken up the responsibility of patients with Emergency, Casualty Cases, Maternity Cases, Laboratory Tests and Surgeries for the month of April 2020.

“This treatment and care will be done at all the 27 General Hospitals across the state as to ease the financial burden Lagosians are experiencing due to the pandemic of COVID-19, which made the Federal Government to lock down the state.

According to Governor Sanwo-Olu, ”On Friday, April 3, 2020, 11 new patients were diagnosed, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 109.

“I have no doubt that all the patients will continue to enjoy the excellent care being offered by our indefatigable medical officials, who deserve credit for their heroic exploits on the frontline of this battle.

“As a government, we shall continue to work with the Federal authorities, represented by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of Health, and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). We thank them for all the support thus far.”

Sanwo-Olu urged Lagosians to begin to picture life after this pandemic and a return to normalcy.

“We must continue to reassure ourselves that we are not weaker as a unit, but much stronger and our confidence lies in the fact that, working together, we have and will always emerge victorious,” Sanwo-Olu noted




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