Lagos discharges Italian who brought coronavirus into Nigeria (Photos)


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The Lagos State Government said the 44-year-old Italian man that brought coronavirus into the state has been discharged.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this in a series of tweets on Saturday night.

Recall that the Italian had been isolated at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba since February 27.

He had flown into the country on February 25 from Milan, Italy for a business visit and fell ill on February 26.

But the governor announced that he was discharged on Friday, after testing negative for the virus.

Sanwo-Olu wrote, “As the COVID-19 Incident Commander for Lagos, I am glad to inform you that the index case; the Italian gentleman is now negative.

“Through a combined effort of Lagos, Ogun State and Fed Health Authorities, we were able to limit the transmission of the virus to a single contact.

The blood plasma will be beneficial for the treatment of new patients in the absence of a defined therapeutic drug for #COVID19 yet.

“The patient appreciated the exceptional care and support given to him by staff of the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba and all members of the EOC (Emergency Operations Centre).

The EOC team was extremely happy to bid the patient farewell. Once again, we will like to convey the enthusiasm of the team to do the very best possible in handling incidents of #COVID19.”

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