Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi on Thursday said the definitive Coronavirus, Covid-19 gold standard test conducted on the corpse of one of the Dubai returnees has turned out negative and his death is no longer considered Covid-19 related.
The deceased was amongst those recently evacuated by the Nigerian Government and were placed in a 14-day isolation programme in Lekki.
He developed complications and was transferred to one of the covid-19 Isolation facilities where he died.
According to Professor Abayomi, the sudden nature of his demise and lack of prior knowledge about his multiple pre-existing conditions led officials to presumed his death to be Coronavirus related to ensure the safe clinical management of the patient and subsequent handling of the corpse.
The Commissioner later apologised for the presumption in another tweet in which he regretted any misinterpretation his earlier post on the cause of the death of the evacuee might have caused.