Mixed Reaction in Lagos as Prof. Abayomi Retracts Statement on the Number of Coronavirus Death

Lagos State Minister of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has come out openly to revoke the misleading information that a certain Dubai returnee had died of Coronavirus.

Prof. Abayomi posted the information on his verified Twitter account, Thursday May 14. Also Read: Gov. Makinde Weeps as he Announces the Death of his Close Friend

‘I hereby inform the general public that the Nigerian who recently returned from Dubai as part of a group of returnees who were placed in a COVID19 isolation program in Lekki, developed complications and was transferred to one of our facilities where he died.

‘Because of the sudden nature of his demise and without any prior knowledge of his multiple preexisting conditions it was presumed to be a COVID19 related death pending confirmation by COVID19 Gold standard test.’

Prof. Abayomi also stated reasons why the patients was earlier reported to have died of Coronavirus.

‘This presumptive attribution is a precaution to ensure the safe clinical management of the patient and subsequent handling of the corpse.

‘The definitive COVID19 gold standard test has turned out to be negative for the COVID19 infection and his death is no longer considered to have been attributable to COVID19.’ he said.

He had earlier apologized for misleading the public.

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