Just In: Lagos Discharges 48 Recovered Coronavirus Patients


The Isolation Centre for Coronavirus treatment at the Gbagada General Hospital, unveiled by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the discharge of 48 patients who were receiving treatment for coronavirus at various isolation facilities in the state.

In a tweet on Thursday evening, the Governor said the patients – 16 females and 32 males – were discharged from the isolation centres in Yaba, Lekki, Onikan and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

He added that 28 of the patients were discharged from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 6 from Lekki, 1 from Onikan and 13 from LUTH Isolation Centres.

There are now a total of 406 coronavirus recovered patients in Lagos state.

On the other hand, members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have called for a separate account for coronavirus donated funds.

The Assembly also said the appointment of the Amotekun Corps Commander by the state governor must be scrutinised by the lawmakers.

A statement said both issues were discussed at the Committee of the Whole on Thursday during the presentation of the observations on the Coronavirus Pandemic Emergency Law 2020 and the Neighbourhood Watch Law 2020, sent from the Office of the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

Member representing Badagry Constituency II, Setonji David, while concurring with the recommendations of the House on the issues, said lawmakers must uphold the constitution and hold the executive accountable.

Also, member representing Ikeja Constituency II, Adedamola Kasunmu, said funds donated in the cause of the coronavirus pandemic must be properly accounted for.

Member representing Mushin Constituency II, Olayiwola Abdul-Sobur, maintained that the donations and grants accrued to the state government should be domiciled in the Consolidated Revenue Funds.

He added that the executive must be reminded that “no money should be withdrawn from any public funds without the authorisation of the House.”

Abdul-Sobur stated that;

There should be transparency and trustworthiness on the part of the executive and they should be mindful of the funds which are donations and grants that are not budgeted for.

The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, then committed the observations raised in the letters to the Committee on Health, chaired by Abdul-Hakeem Sokunle, and Committee on Information, Strategy & Security, headed by Tunde Braimoh.

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