Lagos Govt Cautions Residents Against Stigmatising Discharged COVID-19 Patients

Akinola Ajibola  
Updated April 5, 2020
A file photo of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Photo: [email protected]



The Lagos State government has caution residents against stigmatising those who have been discharged after recovering from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

It, however, appealed to the people to show love to the discharged persons and encourage them after recovering from the disease.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, stated this while announcing that five more people have been discharged and released to reunite with their loved ones.

“I want to also use this opportunity to advise Lagosians against stigmatising the discharged patients.

“We need to do all we can to support them to get over the experience as soon as possible,” he said in a tweet on Sunday.

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According to the governor, the five more discharged patients include a 10-year-old girl, as well as two males and females respectively.

He noted that they tested negative twice to coronavirus, bringing the total number of patients who have fully recovered and have been discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba to 29.

Elsewhere, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi, revealed more details of the second person who died of COVID-19 in the state.

Abayomi, who also tweeted, disclosed that the victim was a 36-year-old Nigerian male.

He added that the man died in a private facility on Saturday, becoming the second patient to die of COVID-19 in the state.

The commissioner explained that as of 11:20am on April 5, six new cases of coronavirus were discovered, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 115.

He added that a coronavirus patient was discharged on Saturday, bringing the total number of coronavirus patients who have fully recovered and discharged to 24.