Coronavirus: Lagos govt isolates France returnee, others

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, said a Nigerian who returned from France three days ago is in isolation at the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba over suspected coronavirus symptom.

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Professor Abayomi said the patient was referred to the Infectious Disease Hospital by a private hospital in Lagos.

He maintained that the Nigerian, spent seven days before returning to Lagos and presented with headache and some respiratory symptoms.

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Meanwhile, Professor Akin Abayomi, said the Italian being treated for coronavirus at the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba, is depressed although getting better.

At a briefing on Thursday, Abayomi said the Italian, who had been at the centre for one week, was responding to treatment, but would only be released when he would no longer be a threat to the other members of society.

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“The Italian has been with us for one week now; his clinical situation is quite stable, the symptoms are dramatically resolving; so, we are expectant that we will continue to make this kind of progress.

“Sometime over the weekend, he developed a respiratory symptom, and we initiated some therapy in the form of ant-viral, which are not curative, but just to make it easier for his immune system to fight the infection. He seems to have responded to that; so we are keeping him on that and there are no side effects.

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“As of today (Wednesday), he is in a better spirit; he requested psychosocial support as he was getting a bit depressed because he is isolation. He is the only person in the ward, and of course, very few visitors, because his family is not in Nigeria,” Professor Abayomi said.

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