The Lagos State Government of Nigeria has announced that it has moved the coronavirus patient to a better facility which is intended to improve his comfort.
This report comes after the patient was alleged to have been upset about his living conditions which prompted him to attempt an escape.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made the latest disclosure and stated that the Italian is receiving treatment at the Infectious Disease facility at the Mainland Hospital in Yaba area of the state. He said,
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“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 which were 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.”
During a visit to the centre on Saturday, Abayomi said that the patient would be discharged when he has been certified to be okay. In his words;
“The patient has been with us for two days now. He arrived here on Thursday and he has been on supportive treatment and he is actually doing very well.”
“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”