Pregnant COVID-19 patient in Lagos delivers baby boy.

Pregnant COVID-19 patient in Lagos delivers baby boy
Lagos Health workers and the COVID-19 patient after a successful caesarean section to deliver her of a baby boy at Gbagada isolation centre, May 16, 2020.

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

A COVID-19 patient on Saturday gave birth to a baby boy after a successful caesarean section delivery at the Gbagada Isolation Centre, Lagos.

It was a moment of joy and celebration by health workers when the mother finally gave birth to the baby boy early in the morning.

Announcing the great feat recorded by the State Government through her health workers, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the feat “is another validation of the government’s position to stamp out the Coronavirus virus from our state.

He said: “I bring you great news from our isolation facilities. Today, a pregnant COVID19 positive patient was delivered of a baby boy through the caesarian session at the Gbagada Isolation Centre. Both Mother and baby are doing well.”

“Today’s achievement is a pointer that our strategies in Lagos state are working and yielding the desired results. It is also a sign of victory and motivation for us as we push ahead in the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic.”

Sanwo-Olu also announced the discharge of 67 more patients from four isolation centres after testing negative two consecutive times for the coronavirus.

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