“I’m glad to announce to you that we are discharging a total of seven persons from our isolation facility.”
Two index cases of coronavirus in Kwara state have been discharged after testing negative twice.
The state commissioner for health, Raji Abdulrazaq, announced this in a tweet on Thursday afternoon.
“I am happy to announce to you all that we just discharged two index cases of #COVID19 in Kwara State after testing negative twice,” he tweeted.
Also in a statement, Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, said five members of the patients’ families, who were also at the state’s isolation centre, have been discharged after testing negative twice to coronavirus.
“I’m glad to announce to you that we are discharging a total of seven persons from our isolation facility,” he quoted the governor as saying.
“Among these are our first two (index) cases (a male and a female) who have twice tested negative for COVID-19. The remaining five are members of their families who were on quarantine and have also twice tested negative to the virus.
“With the exit of the seven persons, we have 11 persons left in the facility. Two of these 11 are COVID-19 patients, while the remaining nine are people with varying contacts with them.”
He commended the health workers in the state, and called on the people to cooperate with the state government in its efforts to flatten the curve of transmission.
“We commend our health workers for their professionalism and commitment. We assure them of our support now and always. We are working out incentives for every health worker at this facility to deepen their confidence in the system that we will always look after them,” he said.
“Our two remaining patients are in the best spirit and are doing pretty good. We wish them quick recovery.
“Government restates that COVID-19 is not a death sentence. The government will punish anyone who stigmatises any of our patients or members of their families.”
According to the statement, as of Thursday morning, Kwara has just two cases, while test results are awaited for 43 samples.
The state has also run a total of 85 tests, out of which four returned as positive.