A Liberian national was on Tuesday discharged from the Isolation Unit of the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, after he tested negative to the Ebola Virus Disease. Jide Idris, the Lagos State Health Commissioner, said at a press conference on Wednesday, that the unnamed Liberian was picked up at the airport and transported to the hospital.

Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American, imported the deadly virus into Nigeria, last month, and the disease has claimed five lives. Dr. Idris also said that six people are currently in the hospital’s Isolation Ward, while those on contact tracing are still actively combing the nook and cranny of the state in search of more suspected cases.

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