UPDATE ON COVID-19:Italian moved to an upgraded facility – Lagos State Govt.


    The Italian businessman who tested positive to the deadly coronavirus in Nigeria to was on Saturday moved to an upgraded quarantine  and treatment facility by the Lagos State Government.

    This happened  after the patient expressed his dissatisfication about the poor state of the facility he was initially  placed in, which prompt him attempt to escape from the centre.

    Making the announcement , Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, said the Italian was currently receiving treatment at the Infectious Disease facility at the Mainland Hospital in the Yaba area of the city.

    Prof Abayomi said, “We were renovating part of the facilities, so we kept him in a single isolation room for his privacy but we’ve subsequently moved him to one of our completed wards recently renovated with the full complement of facilities.

    “He is there now and he is comfortable.

    “As of this morning, his condition has improved, he hasn’t developed any new symptoms but he still got a mild fever and we would be running tests to see what the situation is with the virus in his body.

    “As soon as we get a negative screening, then we will keep him for another two or three days and repeat the test to make sure there are no more virus particles in his saliva and that means he will not be contagious again, then we will release him back into the community.”


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