Do Not Stigmatize Discharged COVID-19 Patients – Lagos Cautions Residents

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

SAN FRANCISCO, April 06, (THEWILL) – The Lagos State government has cautioned residents against stigmatising patients who have been discharged after recovering from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

Rather than stigmatize, it appealed to the people to show love to the discharged persons and encourage them after recovering from the disease.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, stated this while announcing that five more people have been discharged and released to reunite with their loved ones.

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“I want to also use this opportunity to advise Lagosians against stigmatising the discharged patients.

“We need to do all we can to support them to get over the experience as soon as possible,” he said in a tweet on Sunday.

According to the governor, the five more discharged patients include a 10-year-old girl, as well as two males and females respectively.

He noted that they tested negative twice to coronavirus, bringing the total number of patients who have fully recovered and have been discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba to 29.

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