The Lagos State Government, the epicentre of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria on Friday discharged four more COVID-19 patients after they tested negative twice, bringing the total number of the discharged from the State to 24.
Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi confirmed the new figure to journalists at the Island Maternity Hospital on Lagos Island
The State government had on Thursday discharged 11 Coronavirus patients, after having discharged nine people earlier.
This is just as the Nigerian Armed Forces said it is stepping up efforts to fully implement the Presidential directives on COVID-19 through its strategic level preparation towards reinforcing the measures already on ground towards halting the virus from further spreading.
Coordinator, Defence Media Relations, Major General John Enenche, told journalists in Abuja that an additional isolation and treatment centre has been provided at the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Navy Town, Ojo Lagos. This brings the number to 18 centres.
According to General Enenche, ”the training of 80 medical personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to manage COVID-19 cases has since commenced. They are being trained in batches and would soon be deployed to the various units they would serve while the recalling of retired Armed Forces medical personnel is in progress.
“Currently, Nigerian Air Force is operating at full capacity, its Liquefied Oxygen (LOX) Plant at the 103 Strike Group (103 STG) at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Yola, Adamawa State. The plant is on 24 hours operation to ensure uninterrupted production of pure Liquefied Oxygen. The Liquefied Oxygen is being gasified and will be stored in cylinders for immediate supply to isolation centres and designated hospitals as will be directed.”
The Defence Spokesperson also said that the viral videos trending online showing men in uniform were not genuine, urging the general public to disregard these videos and consider it as actions of mischief makers who intended to tarnish the good image, integrity and sterling achievements of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.