UPDATE: Coronavirus test on Chinese citizen negative – Lagos govtFile photo Sodiq Oyeleke The Lagos State Government has affirmed that the Chinese citizen presented at the Reddington Hospital, Ikeja on Wednesday on suspicion of being infected with Coronavirus has tested negative. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known through a press statement on Thursday, noting that “the likelihood of COVID-19 infection in this particular patient was very low and the conclusion of investigations and sophisticated testing confirmed that no case of Coronavirus exists in Lagos State till date.” “I would like to reassure Lagosians that our vigilance levels are very high and we are putting more measures in place to safeguard the state,” he said. While giving details of the investigations, Abayomi explained that “the Ministry of Health’s attention was drawn to a suspected case of Coronavirus at Reddington Hospital, a private health facility located at Ikeja but from our investigations, we gathered that a Chinese citizen who arrived Nigeria from China seven weeks ago was presented at Reddington Hospital yesterday (Wednesday) complaining about fever. The hospital, in keeping with the advisory we earlier issued, correctly maintained a high index of suspicion, isolated the patient and reported the case to the Ministry. “We took up the case, transferred the patient to the State Isolation Unit at the Mainland hospital which is our specialised infectious disease hospital. His blood samples were taken to the Virology laboratory for analysis and it came out negative.” Abayomi appealed to citizens to refrain from posting unverified news that could cause unnecessary anxiety in the community and urged residents to disregard any information about the novel Coronavirus that does not emanate from official communication channels of the Ministry of Health or his office. DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON Receive Alerts on: Read more: The Punch Newspapers
When will our government be serious for once? How can you allow a citizen from a country that is being ravaged by a deadly virus into your overpopulated nation? This leaders mental state need to be checked for a proper and fit person Me right now Baba God abeg help us because my people fit still supply fake diagnosing machines like this...plus say the disease deadly...them like still make money for Corona head.
Nigerian politicians Craving Corona V like... when now🙊 I hate this country This coronavirus is already in Nigeria but the government are keeping it confidential if in 7 days 2o powerful well secured country could have it soor Nigeria is no longer safe like u all may think How long was he quarantined. All of a sudden u confirm that the Chinese citizen is negative.
If china was black nation. They woukd probably have been banned from entering any country. But we are not seeing pictures only press release please stop flights coming in from China and other infected countries for now even China is doing the same thing.
Iran Deputy Health Minister tested positive for Coronavirus - Daily Post NigeriaIran's Deputy Health Minister, Iraj Harirchi, has tested positive to coronavirus disease. Over 2,6000 people have died worldwide from Coronavirus Common news
Hmmmmm... followlasg , are you sure you use the right testing device. I don't trust you guys.😯 Ọpẹ oo Una test them very well I swear these guys don't have the equipment for the test...they might use thermometer for the test...no be naija again Why did Punch not use our pictures, I would have loved to see the facial masks and the protective covering used!
Them sure? For how long was the person placed under quarantine? Coronavirus is NOT tested in the blood. What am I missing? 'His blood samples were taken to the Virology laboratory for analysis and it came out negative”, the Commissioner said. Do they even have right equipment to carry out and detect the virus?
Hmmm.....unto the next luck. I pray no one slips through. Sane Airports around the world ain't joking about this any longer. Arrivals from troubled spots undergo mandatory quarantine and not voluntary quarantine.
But the news was Coronavirus outbreaks in Lagos but the tweet was deleted, how come they now change the news again I’m loosing interest in 😡😡 Playing with fire isolate him and still check for weeks I read an incident on cable news of how one Chinese woman was bragging on how she cheated health scanner, I think in France or one European state.. the person should continued to be quarantined till further proof he doesn't have the virus.
Your equipments are from China! I swear na lie 😂 My concern this morning too. Italy, Brazil, Spain all have infested people. Now do we try to put everyone coming from those countries on alert If not.. Chinese aren't the only one with the virus now. We shd not be so foolish to think like that. Coronavirus knows nobody.
Why are they allowing Chinese into this country every other nation have stop Chinese from entering they country for now, what kind of useless government do we have here this is open invitation to coronavirus. It is negative. It is negative. It is negative. It is negative. It is negative. It is negative. It is negative. It is negative. It is negative. It is negative. It is negative. It is negative. It is negative. It is negative. It is negative. It is negative.
Close our borders agains arrivals from infected countries. Let’s not play with fire. We have enough epidemic at home in the name of bokoharam. Plsss Are they sure
Iran's deputy health minister tests positive to coronavirusIran's deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi, has tested positive to coronavirus, the BBC has reported. Iran, like others, is battling the scourge of the... Corona no get respect the_ngozi We are told man had close contact with the mullah-military establishment leadership....gan...gan Yesterday I watched him coughing while making a statement on coronavirus. AljazeeraNews
Lock them in a room for months so that we will be sure there not infected,our lives first. They still need to be quarantined for another 2 weeks to be sure they don’t have the virus They may be carriers but yet to show symptoms Hmmm I don't trust these people. Someone might have received huge alert to manipulate the test result. We don't care about ourselves in this country. This is Nigeria. Be safe out there 🙏
StackPathChai! Dara ta ci gida.. E😳 😂🤣😂🤣 Dem don nack d guy coro ooo☠️☠️☠️
Iran's deputy health minister, MP test positive for Coronavirus – Daily TrustIran's deputy health minister tests positive for Coronavirus an outbreak that has killed 15. The senior health official... Those people that are saying they are ready for corona v should get ready when they are tested positive for corona virus. Then they will Understand corona is not Nigerian that which they use to decieve with lies 😳 When is this gonna visit our Nigerian politicians? God we're patiently waiting. You do things at your own time. WeAreWaiting
Iran deputy health minister has coronavirusIran's deputy health minister has been infected with the new coronavirus, a ministry official said on Tuesday, amid a major outbreak in the Islamic republic. Oh no That’s so sad!