Breaking: Suspected case of Covid-19 in Lagos tests Negative
The Lagos State Government has released an update regarding a patient that was isolated on suspicion of being infected with Covid-19 (coronavirus).
According the state ministry of health, the patience who is a Chinese national underwent series of tests after being admitted in Reddington Hospital Ikeja and the tests turned out negative.
Recall that the Lagos State Ministry of Health in its tweet earlier on Wednesday night, said the Chinese citizen was Isolated at Mainland Hospital after he took ill, while his blood samples were taken for investigation.
The tweets read;
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.
In the update, the Ministry wrote:
“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.”