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Day: 20 January 2021

Asymptomatic patients driving COVID-19 second wave –Physician

Asymptomatic patients driving COVID-19 second wave –Physician

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    The Head of Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Iorhen Akase, says asymptomatic COVID-19 patients are driving the spread of the viral pandemic in the country. Akase noted that the pandemic is driven locally through community spread. According to the infectious diseases expert, efforts to contain COVID-19 in this second wave should be focused more on asymptomatic patients, some of whom are spreading the viral infection unawares. Speaking on a live TV interview on Monday, Akase said it was important for Nigeria to find ways to interrupt the spread of coronavirus infections. “There is no argument at all that asymptomatic people are the major drivers of this rising numbers of COVID-19 cases that we are seeing in so
Treat malaria symptoms as COVID-19 until proved otherwise, says Sanwo-Olu

Treat malaria symptoms as COVID-19 until proved otherwise, says Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has advised residents of the state to consider and treat any malaria symptom as COVID-19 until proven otherwise. Sanwo-Olu, at a briefing on Tuesday, also raised the alarm that the oxygen demands for COVID-19 patients at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, had increased to 350 six-litre cylinders daily from 70 six-litre cylinders. He said, “In this second wave of the current pandemic, any malaria-like symptoms should be considered as COVID-19 virus infection unless and until otherwise proven. Any affected individual with COVID-like symptoms should proceed to any of our public health facilities and/or laboratories to get tested for free. “Over the last few weeks, the demand for oxygen has risen from 70 six-litre cylinders per day to 350 si