LAGOS STATE LATEST ON COVID-19 SITUATION,THE 80% HOPE OF SURVIVAL FOR PATIENTS WHO PRESENT EARLY AND REMEDIES FOR OVERCOMING CORONA INFECTION

21/05/20

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DANIELS G.O

THE LAGOS STATE COMMISSIONER FOR HEALTH PROFESSOR AKIN ABAYOMI HAS APPEALED TO RESIDENT WITH COVID-19 SYMPTOMS TO PRESENT EARLY AT THE HEALTH FACILITIES AS IT INCREASES THEIR CHANCES OF SURVIVAL FROM CORONA VIRUS INFECTION.

THE COMMISSIONER SAID MORE CASES OF CORONA VIRUS SHOULD BE EXPECTED IN LAGOS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS DUE TO WRAPPED UP TESTING AND THE DIVERSIFICATION OF SAMPLES COLLECTION CENTRES.

HE NOTED THAT THE STATE HAS TESTED 16,000 SAMPLES SO FAR WITH A PROMISE TO REACH A THOUSAND CAPACITY ON A DAILY BASES

PROFESSOR ABAYOMI WHO WAS SPEAKING AT A BRIEFING WITH NEWS MEN ON THURSDAY SAID A SECOND WAVE OF INFECTION IS LIKELY TO OCCUR LIKE IT IS HAPPENING IN CHINA PRESENTLY.

HE HOWEVER NOTED THAT THE SECOND WAVES IS NOT ALWAYS AS SERIOUS AS THE FIRST OUTBREAK.

PROFESSOR AKIN ABAYOMI ALSO DISCLOSED PLANS TO VALIDATE RAPID TESTING TO INCREASE CASE DETECTION.

THE COMMISSIONER ALSO CAUTIONED AGAINST STIGMATIZATION OF PERSONS WITH THE INFECTION AS IT NOT A DEATH SENTENCE.

ACCORDING TO HIM OVER 75 -80% OF PEOPLE WHO CATCH THE VIRUS WILL RECOVER FROM IT,ADDING THAT THERE WAS AN ON GOING RESEARCH TO FIND OUT WHY THE DISEASE WAS NOT AS SERIOUS IN LAGOS AS IT IS IN OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD WHERE HIGHER FATALITIES ARE RECORDED.

ON THE ASPECT OF TREATMENT, PROFESSOR ABAYOMI SAID THEY WERE ABOUT TO ROLL OUT THE CHLOROQUINE TRIAL IN COLLABORATION WITH W.H.O

THE TRADITIONAL MEDICINE BOARD IS ALSO SAID TO BE WORKING ON HOME REMEDIES ESPECIALLY IN THE ASPECT OF FOOD SUPPLEMENT.

THE SENIOR SPECIAL ADVISER TO GOVERNOR DOCTOR OREOLUWA FINNIH WHO SPOKE ON THE RELEVANCE OF GOOD NUTRITION IN RECOVERY FROM CORONA VIRUS ADVISED ON THE NEED FOR MODERATE TO MILD EXERCISE MODERATE USE GINGER,GARLIC AND A FEW OTHER SPICES FOR HOME CARE.

THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO INDICATED INTEREST IN HOME ISOLATION SYSTEM

LAGOS STATE HAS REMAINED THE EPICENTER OF THE DISEASES WITH 2,970 CONFIRMED CASES,2261 ACTIVE CASES,649 DISCHARGED AND 42 DEATHS

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