A pregnant coronavirus patient has given birth to a baby boy in Lagos State, The PUNCH reports.
A press statement from the state government noted that the baby was delivered through a caesarean section at the Gbagada isolation centre on Saturday.
The statement quoted Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as saying that the feat was another validation of the government’s commitment to stamp out the coronavirus.
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.
“Also, 67 fully recovered COVID19Lagos patients; 22 females and 45 males including three foreign nationals – two Indians and a Chinese were discharged to join the society.
“The patients; 24 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 22 from Onikan, 11 from Agidingbi, two from Lekki and eight from Lagos University Teaching HospitalIsolation Centres were discharged having tested negative to COVID-19 in two consecutive readings,” he added.
The governor said with the latest development, the number of patients managed and discharged from isolation facilities in Lagos stands at 608.
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.”