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Breaking: Hope Rising As Six Coronavirus Patients Recover In Lagos

COVID-19: Lagos witnessing more community transmission- Health commissioner The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said the state has begun to witness more local transmission of COVID-19 cases since the borders and airports were closed. At a briefing on Tuesday, Abayomi also said that the state is tracing 2,645 passengers of interest, saying that 352 of them have completed their 14-day isolation period. He said, “We have 2,645 passengers of interest that we are tracing. 352 of them have completed their 14-day isolation and we are still following up with 2,293. In the next few days, most of them will exit their 14 days of isolation. “The number of cases without a travel history has increased from 45 per cent to 80 per cent- that demonstrate that there is more local transmission going on as importation of cases is decreasing. “Passengers of interest are the persons that have flown into Lagos on a flight where we have identified a confirm COVID-19 patient. The risk is that being on that flight with a confirmed case, they have been exposed and there is a possibility that they will manifest with COVID-19.”

COVID-19: Lagos witnessing more community transmission- Health commissioner The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said the state has begun to witness more local transmission of COVID-19 cases since the borders and airports were closed. At a briefing on Tuesday, Abayomi also said that the state is tracing 2,645 passengers of interest, saying that 352 of them have completed their 14-day isolation period. He said, “We have 2,645 passengers of interest that we are tracing. 352 of them have completed their 14-day isolation and we are still following up with 2,293. In the next few days, most of them will exit their 14 days of isolation. “The number of cases without a travel history has increased from 45 per cent to 80 per cent- that demonstrate that there is more local transmission going on as importation of cases is decreasing. “Passengers of interest are the persons that have flown into Lagos on a flight where we have identified a confirm COVID-19 patient. The risk is that being on that flight with a confirmed case, they have been exposed and there is a possibility that they will manifest with COVID-19.”

By Augustine Akhilomen

There might be some breakthrough in sight for an end to the Coronavirus in Nigeria as at least six patients being treated at the Infectious Disease Centre in Yaba have recovered and may be discharged very soon.

This was disclosed by the Special Assistant to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Health, Tunde Ajayi on his Twitter page.

Ajayi tweeted: “Six of our #COVID19 inpatients have recovered and will be discharged soon. There is something Lagos is doing right. Lagos takes the lead.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu is expected to give an update on the situation by 2:30pm today even as the State Government began enforcement of the shut down of markets and malls in the State on Thursday.

At as Thursday Morning, Lagos accounted for 32 cases, with Abuja following closely with 10, Ogun 3, while Bauchi, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, Rivers and Edo have one confirmed case each totalling 51 in Nigeria.

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