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COVID-19 Patient Delivered of Baby as Four-Month-Old Tests Positive in Kaduna

The Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, said a COVID-19 patient delivered a baby boy at Gbagada isolation centre in Lagos state.

The governor broke the news via his Twitter handle.

You would recall that four days ago a COVID-19 patient was delivered of a baby at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba.

Sanwo-Olu said the patient and her baby are in good condition.

“I bring you great news from our isolation facilities. Today, a pregnant #COVID19 patient was delivered of a baby boy at the Gbagada Isolation Centre. Both mother and child are doing well, “Sanwo-Olu said.

In a related development, the Kaduna state ministry of health says a four-month-old child is one of the 20 new COVID-19 cases that were recorded in the state on Friday.

The state commissioner of health Amina Mohammed-Baloni, who disclosed this, said investigations indicate that the father of the infected child had a travel history to Kano.

“The infant, who had been brought to the hospital for respiratory issues, was tested in accordance with the updated guidelines which advise that persons presenting with such symptoms be tested,” she said.

She said the child’s parents have also been tested and that their results are being awaited.

The commissioner said 15 out of the 20 new COVID-19 cases are family members or close contacts of previously confirmed ones.

According to Baloni, the latest cases show that the disease has spread into nine local governments, including Chikun, Igabi, Giwa, Kaduna north, Kaduna south, Makarfi, Sabon-Gari, Soba and Zaria area councils.

The commissioner advised parents to shun non-essential travel or interactions to avoid taking the virus home and infecting their children and loved ones.

She added that “they must also exercise personal responsibility regarding not allowing visitors into their homes”.

She said everyone owes his or her family “duty of care” by not exposing them to visits and interactions that increase their risk of being infected.

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