Lagos State government announced the discharge of five coronavirus patients, after testing negative twice for the disease.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor, made the announcement on Sunday via his official twitter handle.
The five patients; four females, and one male, were released from the isolation facility to reunite with their families and the society, Sanwo-Olu noted. This brings the total number of discharged COVID-19 patients in the state to 55.
He wrote: “Dear Lagosians, As we commemorate the sacrifice of love this #Easter, I bring to you more awesome news from our isolation facilities.
“Today, 5 more patients; 4 females, and 1 male have been discharged to reunite with their families and the society.
“With the newly discharged patients, we now have a total of 55 people that have been successfully managed for #COVID19 at our isolation facilities and discharged to the community.
“This news, especially on this important day gives me joy and I am sure it does the same to you too.”
The governor further urged the people to continue to do the right thing.
He said: “While we look forward to more great news from our effort to contain #COVID19, let’s continue to do the right thing. Stay at home, practice #SocialDistancing, observe the highest possible personal hygiene and report suspicious cases to the appropriate persons.”
Sanwo-Olu concluded by wishing Lagosians a happy Easter celebration and urged them to “continue to make the little sacrifices for the greater good.”
Lagos has so far recorded a total of 177 COVID-19 cases of the 318 cases confirmed in the country.
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