Coronavirus: Lagos based Chinese tests negative to COVID-19


A Lagos based Chinese national suspected of carrying the deadly Coronavirus has tested negative to COVID-19.

The Chinese man checked into Reddington hospital at Ikeja after he began to show symptoms of Coronavirus.

However, Lagos state Commissioner of Health, Akin Abayomi has assured citizens not to panic as the Chinese national tested negative to the virus.

“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.

“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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