The Chinese patient, who was, on Wednesday, reported to have been isolated and examined over suspected case of Coronavirus, has tested negative.

This was made known Thursday morning by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a statement.

His words:  “From our investigation, we gathered that a Chinese citizen who arrived in Nigeria from China 7 weeks ago presented at Reddington Hospital yesterday complaining about fever. The hospital in keeping with the advisory we earlier issued, correctly maintained a high index of suspicion, isolated the patient and reported the case to the Ministry.

“We took up the case, transferred the patient to the State Isolation Unit at the Mainland hospital which is our specialised infectious disease hospital. His blood samples were taken to the Virology laboratory for analysis and it came out negative.”

The commissioner reassured the people of Lagos State that adequate measures were in place to ensure their safety.

“I would like to reassure Lagosians that our vigilance levels are very high and we are putting more measures in place to safe guard the state,” he said.


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