BREAKING: Lagos Records New COVID-19 Death


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Lagos State Ministry of Health has announced that the state has recorded one new COVID-19 death, bringing the total number to 19.


This was disclosed by state Health Ministry on Saturday in its daily coronavirus update on Twitter.


The ministry said,

“80 new cases of COVID-19 Infections confirmed.  Total confirmed cases in Lagos now 670.


“5 previously confirmed COVID-19Lagos patients were however transferred to Ogun State. Total transferred now 13.


“10 more COVID-19Lagos patients; 3 females & 7 males including 3 foreign nationals – 2 Indians & 1 Filipino were discharged after full recovery & testing negative twice consecutively. With this, the number of patients successfully managed & discharged in Lagos now 117.


“1 COVID-19 death was recorded, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to 19.”


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Meanwhile the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that it has been a huge challenge for the Ministry to secure hotels to use as isolation centres for Nigerian returnees when they arrive in the country.


According to the Minister, hotels in Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory have refused to release their rooms for isolation centres for returnees because of the fear of the stigmatizing effect it may have on their brands.


Onyeama disclosed this during the update by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja on Friday.


He stated that evacuation of 2,000 Nigerians in the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, China and other countries had registered with the Nigerian missions in their country of residence, which begins on Monday, on the condition that they will subject themselves to the mandatory coronavirus testing and 14-day quarantine on arrival in Abuja or Lagos.


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