Suspected case of Coronavirus in Lagos tests negative after isolation

The Lagos State Government has announced that a patient who underwent multiple series of tests after being admitted in Reddington Hospital in Ikeja, following fears of coronavirus, has tested negative to the deadly disease. 

It should be recalled that the Lagos State Ministry of Health had earlier revealed that the Chinese national was Isolated at Mainland Hospital, while samples of his blood were taken for investigation. 

The report reads; 

“The attention of @LSMOH has been drawn to news making the round about a suspected case of #COVID?19 @ReddingtonLagos . ACTION TAKEN BY @LSMOH

-We are currently investigating.

-Patient Isolated at Mainland Hospital.

– Blood samples taken for investigation.

– We await result.

While we call for calm, we urge Lagosians not to panic as there is no confirmed case of Corona Virus in Lagos as at today.

We urge citizens to disregard any information about #COVID?19 that did not emanate from @LSMOH, @NCDCgov  and @Fmohnigeria”

The Lagos State Government has now confirmed that the Chinese national tested negative to all the tests carried out.

Professor Akin Abayomi, the state’s Commissioner for Health, said the likelihood of coronavirus infection in the particular patient was very low.

He said in a tweet; 

“Lagos State Government has affirmed that the Chinese citizen presented at the Reddington Hospital, Ikeja yesterday on suspicion of being infected with Coronavirus has tested negative

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi made this known through a press statement today, 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’

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