COVID-19 patient in Nigeria seen improvement in condition

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The condition of the first confirmed COVID-19 patient in Nigeria has improved, said a heath official here on Sunday.

Giving an update to reporters on the COVID-19 situation in Lagos, Akin Abayomi, State Commissioner for Health, said the Italian national has not developed new symptoms.

Abayomi, also called for a stop to spread of false and unverified information about Coronavirus situation in the state, restating the government’s commitment to protect citizen’s health.

The state government had recently confirmed its first case of COVID-19. The virus was brought into the country by an Italian citizen who entered Nigeria from Milan, Italy for a brief business visit.

According to him, another test will be conducted for him in the next two to three days to ensure there is no more virus particles in his saliva.

The commissioner said he would be released back into the society very soon, once they ascertain him clinically free of the virus.

He reassured the citizens that government was fully prepared and would continue to initiate all measures required to prevent the spread of the outbreak and protect the citizens. Enditem

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