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Ekiti State’s coronavirus patient discharged

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The index COVID-19 patient in Ekiti State has been discharged from the isolation centre by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Ekiti State government.

The 37-year-old man who came in contact with an American tourist has tested negative after about two weeks of treatment.

“Ekiti state’s #COVID19 patient has now been discharged. With this, Ekiti State has no coronavirus patient at its isolation centre,” Ekiti State governor Kayode Fayemi said on Twitter.

Although there are more than 41 people in the state currently in self -isolation after being in contact with the index case, their isolation period will lapse this week.

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While fielding question from newsmen, the index case said that he was optimistic and hopeful of living his normal life once again.

He, however, advised against fear of being tested positive, saying that coronavirus was not a death sentence.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mojisola Yahaya Kolade said that the index case would be under close watch and would still be in self-isolation for at least 7 more days.

She noted that there were about 41 Persons observing self-isolation in the state, and none of them has developed any sign or symptoms of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yaya-Kolade said, “He had tested negative. Everything is normal, we cannot keep him longer.

“What we told him is that when he gets home, he should still self-isolate and if he is going out, he should wear mask.”

Yaya-Kolade said that the female caregiver of the late American, who had been in isolation “has done the test three times and she is negative”.


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