Lagos commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi has revealed the 32-year-old Dubai returnees who died upon arrival in Nigeria was not infected by coronavirus as earlier reported.
KanyiDaily recalls that during a media briefing on Tuesday, Abayomi announced that a 32-year-old Nigerian man who was among those recently evacuated from Dubai, died of coronavirus infection in Lagos.
The media briefing sparked protest among other Dubai returnees who questioned the government for telling the press on Tuesday that one of them died of Covid-19.
In a series of tweets on Thursday, Abayomi said a gold standard coronavirus test carried out on the deceased returned negative. He wrote:
“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
“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.”