Saturday, 21 March 2020

Italian who brought coronavirus to Nigeria is discharged

 

   The unnamed Italian was discharged on Friday night after receiving treatment for nearly a month in Lagos, the state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said Earlier in the week, Nigeria’s health minister Osagie Ehanire said the patient had tested negative and that further tests would be carried out before he could be allowed to go home.

“As the COVID-19 Incident Commander for Lagos, I am glad to inform you that the index case; the Italian gentleman is now negative,” Sanwo-Olu said.

   Sanwo-Olu said the index patient donated one unit of white blood (plasma) before he was discharged on Friday. The blood plasma is rich in antibody proteins that target #COVID19 virus.

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