The Italian man who introduced the lethal COVID-19 virus to Nigeria has been discharged after testing bad for the virus. This used to be disclosed through Lagos kingdom governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday night on his verified twitter handle. Sanwo-Olu wrote: As the COVID-19 Incident Commander for Lagos State, I am satisfied to inform you that the index case, the Italian gentleman is now negative. Through a mixed effort of Lagos State, Ogun State and Federal Health Authorities, we were capable to restrict the transmission of the virus to a single contact.
This worried aggressive contact tracing and containment strategies. However we now have various new imported cases and we hope to apply the equal contact tracing approach alongside with social distancing to sluggish down the outbreak which may additionally be brewing from these new cases. The index patient consented to donating one unit of white blood (otherwise called plasma) earlier than he used to be discharged today. The blood plasma is wealthy in antibody proteins that target #COVID19 virus. The white blood plasma is frozen in our Bio-bank and will be useful in managing new cases. The blood plasma will be really useful for the remedy of new patients in the absence of a defined therapeutic drug for #COVID19 yet. The index patient favored the remarkable care and help given to him through workforce of the mainland infectious Disease Hospital,Yaba, all members of the EOC / @followlasg.The EOC group used to be extraordinarily joyful to bid the patient farewell. Once again, we would like to bring the enthusiasm of our team to do the very satisfactory possible in handling incidents of Coronavirus.