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COVID-19: Another Woman Gives Birth, As 67 Were Discharged in Lagos

Another coronavirus positive pregnant woman has been delivered of a baby while in isolation in Lagos State.

This was contained in a press statement from the state government, which noted the baby was delivered through a caesarean section at the Gbagada isolation centre on Saturday.

The statement quoted Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as saying that the delivery was a testament of the government’s commitment to eradicate the coronavirus.

He said, “I bring you great news from our isolation facilities. Today, a pregnant COVID-19 positive patient was delivered of a baby boy through the caesarean section at the Gbagada Isolation Centre. Both mother and baby are doing well.

“Today’s achievement is a pointer that our strategies in Lagos state are working and yielding the desired results. It is also a sign of victory and motivation for us as we push ahead in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.”

Sanwo-Olu also announced that the state had discharged 67 more patients from four isolation centres across the state after they had tested negative twice for the coronavirus.

“Also, 67 fully recovered COVID-19 Lagos patients; 22 females and 45 males including three foreign nationals – two Indians and a Chinese were discharged to join the society.

“The patients; 24 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 22 from Onikan, 11 from Agidingbi, two from Lekki and eight from Lagos University Teaching Hospital Isolation Centres were discharged having tested negative to COVID-19 in two consecutive readings,” he added.

The governor also added that the total number of patients discharged in the state stands at 608.

Sanwo-Olu urged residents of Lagos to take responsibility and follow all the directives given.

“And as we look forward to more great news in the coming days, I urge you all to take responsibility and play your part for a #COVID19FreeLagos #ForAGreaterLagos.”


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