The advice to Lagosians against stigmatization, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has confirmed the discharge of an additional five patients who previously tested positive for COVID-19.
The governor broke the news through his Twitter handle @jidesanwolu yesterday in Lagos.
He called on members of the public to collaborate and support the discharged patients to get over their experiences as fast as possible.
Sanwo-Olu twitted: “Today, I am happy to inform you that five more patients, comprising two males and three females, including a 10-year-old girl have tested negative twice to #COVID-19.
“These five patients have been discharged to reunite with their families.
“This brings to a total of 29 the numbers of patients who have fully recovered and have been discharged from our facility at Yaba.”
“I need to reiterate that the result of tests conducted by our health workers on the recovered patients is a confirmation that they pose no threat to the community.
“I will like to use this opportunity to advise Lagosians against stigmatizing the discharged patients as this act could bring feelings of shame, hopelessness, and despair. We need to do all we can to support them in whatever form to get over the memories as soon as possible.”