Index Covid-19 Patient in Nigeria Discharged by Francisca Ogar
Nigeria’s index Coronavirus patient has been discharged as confirmed by the Lagos state government.
The Italian who had been receiving treatment at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, tested positive to COVID-19 on February 28.
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu,took to his twitter handle Friday to confirm the discharge.
A picture accompanying his tweets, shows the Italian with the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, and other health officials.
“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 governor said.
According to Sanwo-Olu, the process involved “contact tracing and containment strategies.”
He further noted that the state has recorded new imported cases of the disease, stressing that the government will still apply the same method to reduce its spread.