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Three suspected coronavirus cases tested negative, says Lagos


Prof Akin Abayomi

Lagos State Government has revealed that the three persons quarantined over suspected cases of corona virus have tested negative.

In a tweet, yesterday, the state government announced that all three Corona Virus suspected cases; travellers from France, England and Chine, whose samples were collected on Thursday for analysis, have tested negative and they have been discharged.

It would be recalled that a Nigerian man returning from France was quarantined in Lagos over suspicion that he could be carrying Coronavirus after he developed headache and respiratory symptom.

The man, it was said developed severe headache and respiratory symptom at a private hospital and was referred to the government for advice.

The state government decided to isolate him because he had a history of travelling to France; one of the Coronavirus hit countries.
Also, a Chinese who came in through Ethiopia was isolated after he exhibited symptoms of Corona virus. 
The Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, however appealed to residents to stop coming up or sharing fake news and misinformation about suspected cases of Corona Virus as it draining resources and energy that should be deployed in checking the spread of real cases. 
Abayomi said that such acts were also distracting the ministry and the state government.
He added that the medical team is wasting a lot of energy on fake news, as it takes a lot of manpower because the team usually would investigate the suspected cases mentioned on social media.

According to him, the state government is forging ahead to make the state and Nigeria safe as it is putting contingency plans in place to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
He said the Lagos State Government was also training medical practitioners in Ogun State as well as helping other states to build their capacity on the containment of the virus.

The Commissioner also frowned at the bad medical practise of treating everybody that present the symptom of fever with antibiotic drugs.


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