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Ope O! Chinese tests negative to coronavirus in Lagos

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BlackBox Nigeria can reliably report that the Chinese national who checked himself into Reddington Hospital, Ikeja, after experiencing symptoms of fever on Wednesday, has tested negative to the killer disease.

The Lagos state government says a Chinese citizen, who was suspected to have coronavirus, has tested negative to the infection.

In a statement on Thursday, Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health, said the likelihood of COVID-19 infection in this particular patient was low and that the conclusion of investigations and sophisticated testing confirmed that there is no case of coronavirus in Lagos state as of now.

“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.”

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