The Lagos State Government has confirmed that a patient who underwent series of tests after being admitted in Reddington Hospital Ikeja, due to fears of coronavirus, has tested negative to the deadly disease.
Recall that the Lagos State Ministry of Health in its tweet earlier, said the Chinese citizen was Isolated at Mainland Hospital, 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.
We urge citizens to disregard any information about #COVID?19 that did not emanate from @LSMOH, @NCDCgov and @Fmohnigeria
Serving an update on the incident, the Lagos State Government announced that the Chinese citizen tested negative after series of tests were conducted.
The state's Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi also stated that the likelihood of COVID-19 infection in the particular patient was very low.
The tweets read;
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