By Musa Sunusi Ahmad

Health workers in Lagos were yesterday elated by the success
recorded in Lagos following a successful delivery of a baby boy by a
positive COVID-19 patient.

The baby was delivered through a caesarean section at the Gbagada
isolation centre on Saturday.

Announcing the great feat recorded by the State Government through her
health workers, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the feat is another
validation of the government’s position that it would stamp out the
Coronavirus virus from the State.

He said: “I bring you great news from our isolation facilities. Today,
a pregnant COVID19 positive patient was delivered of a baby boy
through the caeserian section at the Gbagada Isolation Centre. Both
Mother and baby are doing well.”

“Today’s achievement is a pointer that our strategies in Lagos state
are working and yielding the desired results. It is also a sign of
victory and motivation for us as we push ahead in the battle against
the Coronavirus pandemic.”

Sanwo-Olu also announced the discharge of 67 more patients from four
isolation centres after testing negative two consecutive times for the
Coronavirus virus.

“Also, 67 fully recovered COVID19Lagos patients; 22 females and 45
males including 3 foreign nationals – 2 Indians and a Chinese were
discharged to join the society.” Sanwo-Olu said

“The patients; 24 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba,
22 from Onikan, 11 from Agidingbi, 2 from Lekki and 8 from Lagos
University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation Centres were discharged
having tested negative to COVID19 in two consecutive readings.”

Giving additional update, the Governor said with the latest
development, the number of patients successfully managed and
discharged from Isolation facilities in Lagos stands at 608.

Governor Sanwo-Olu however enjoined Lagosians to support the
government in its drive to rid the State of COVID-19 by complying with
all its directives on the various safety protocols.

He said: “as our front line health workers record successes in the
battle against #COVID19, we urge citizens to adhere strictly to our
public advisories and directives as this is the only way we can break
the chain of transmission of the infection and hoist the flag of
victory at the end of it all.

“And as we look forward to more great news in the coming days, I urge
you all to take responsibility and play your part for a
#COVID19FreeLagos #ForAGreaterLagos.”

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