The manager of the Lagos state Biobank center, Dr. Bankole Akinwale, disclosed that the Infected Italian, and the only person who tested positive for coronavirus in Nigeria, is recovering and now eating a local meal, “Amala”.
Akinwale made the disclosure on Tuesday, during a briefing and sensitization of religious leaders about the coronavirus and other communicable diseases, organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the State, in Christ the Light Chapel, Alausa, Ikeja.
“Without another confirmed case, the index case is doing well. Our patient is doing well, as the viral dose is decreasing and his appetite is increasing in the follow-up samples, ”he said.
Mr. Akinwale also said that they had decontaminated the hotel where the Italians were staying and are still tracking contacts and following them.
According to him, the essence was to break and prevent the spread of the disease.
He also pointed out that the state government renovated the wards in addition to the structures and created about 10, each isolation ward to serve more than 100 patients, in case there was an overflow.
“We also prepare each general hospital to have a reserved area in case there is overflow, we have mobile clinics that can take up to 30 people,” he said.
While ensuring that the two new suspected cases of coronavirus patients registered between Monday and Tuesday at the Disease Control Center, Yaba, have been checked, Akinwale said a Chinese who was admitted last Tuesday was released after negative tests for the disease.
Akinwale also said there was no reason to be alarmed about the new cases, saying there were enough facilities to deal with the situation.
Mr. Akinwale also expressed concern about anxieties among residents about all manifest symptoms, such as a suspected Coronavirus case.
According to him, “many things are flying on social media, but the Lagos state government has been so active and had before the most recent development, established that the incident command system cost more than $ 4 million, in collaboration with the Canadian government. “