Suspected coronavirus case in Lagos turns negative

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The Lagos State commissioner of Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has said the Chinese citizen who was isolated at Reddington Hospital, Ikeja yesterday for suspected Coronavirus has tested negative.

Abayomi made this known  this morning and gave assurance to residents that there was no case of Coronavirus in the state at present.

“I will 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.


Abayomi, in a statement, explained that the ministry’s attention was drawn to a suspected case of Coronavirus at Reddington Hospital, Ikeja.

“From our investigation, we gathered that a Chinese citizen, who arrived in Nigeria from China seven weeks ago, presented at Reddington Hospital on 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,” the Commissioner said.

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