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COVID-19: Lagos discharges 7 more patients, says social distancing non-negotiable

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday announced the recovery and the discharge of seven more patients from the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba having tested negative…

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday announced the recovery and the discharge of seven more patients from the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba having tested negative twice consecutively for COVID-19.

Sanwo-Olu, who disclosed this on his official Twitter handle @jidesanwoolu, said the patients which include three females and four males have been released to reconnect with the community after a full recovery.

This, he said, brings to 46 the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from the Yaba facility.

“So far, we have had 100percent recovery from the COVID-19 cases we have admitted and managed at our isolation facilities,” he said.

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As Lagos state celebrate its successes, Governor Sanwo-Olu emphasized that social distancing is important and non-negotiable in the war against COVID-19.

He, therefore, urged residents to stay at home, observe good personal hygiene and adhere strictly to advice from the health experts.

“Together, a COVID-19 free Lagos is possible,” he assured.

Commenting on the Easter Celebration, the Governor said that the true meaning of Good Friday and Easter is the power of sacrifice.

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“This weekend, the sacrifice of staying at home and social distancing is required to stop the spread of COVID-19. Avoid fake news, the lockdown hasn’t been lifted. Think long term, stay at home and stay safe”

“The Federal Government has announced a public holiday, so spend time with your loved ones at home. We are thankful for technology, I will be worshipping virtually with my family on Easter Sunday,” he said.

He appealed to Nigerians to pray for all health workers as they celebrate Easter.