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Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by dre11(m): 4:40pm On May 13
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reviewed its testing strategy for COVID-19 regarding the management of confirmed cases, TheCable can report.

TheCable understands that the new strategy requires patients to be discharged after testing negative once for the disease, unlike it is usually the case.

Emeka Oguanuo, spokesperson of the NCDC, confirmed the revision to TheCable on Wednesday, saying the agency will soon publish the new guidelines with further details.

Nigeria has so far recorded 4,787 cases of COVID-19 out of which 959 patients have recovered and have been discharged from isolation centres across the states.

But before getting discharged, NCDC initially required that patients must test negative at least twice for their health status to be confirmed.

It is not immediately clear the reason for the revision, but the agency has repeatedly said its response to the pandemic is guided by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendations.

On April 30, the NCDC said it was struggling for bed spaces to admit COVID-19 patients in Lagos.

Speaking at the briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19, Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the NCDC, said efforts are being made to change strategy in order not to allow inadequate bed spaces to affect the fight against the coronavirus.

He also said no state in the country has enough bed space to admit COVID-19 cases.

Various countries and organisations, however, adopt different strategies in their responses. For instance, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said a single negative test for COVID-19 (especially if from an upper respiratory tract specimen) “does not exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection“.

The WHO recently said there is no evidence that those that have recovered are immune to the disease. Indeed, some of those patients have tested positive a second time after recovery.

https://www.thecable.ng/discharge-patients-who-test-negative-once-ncdc-issues-new-covid-19-guidelines

Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by dirtydiva(m): 5:02pm On May 13
There is limited possibility that someone will test -ve only to test +be again unless the medical expert didn't checked him up well b4 confirming him/her free from such ailment. All I know is that 60-80% of Nigerians can survive ds virus without much work bn done on them as bn seen in Europe

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by KehindeDare(m): 5:25pm On May 13
Really
Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by Dew04(f): 5:32pm On May 13
grin NCDC, we understand. Limited resources. Let them not waste testing kits on recovered patients who have already been confirmed negative.

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by tgirlblaze(f): 5:37pm On May 13
Don't use limited bedspace as an excuse...simply say ur managing resources (test kit) to create avenue for covid donations embezzlement for yaselves..We truly understand cheesy

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by Nigeriabiafra80: 6:33pm On May 13
In abroad covid 19 patients are struggling with breath
While in Nigeria they are protesting on the high ways

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by kingscare1(m): 6:33pm On May 13
God help us.
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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by Donald3d(m): 6:33pm On May 13
shocked
Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by oluseyiforjesus(m): 6:33pm On May 13
We will over come
Some pple never wish ds covid19 disappear cos there are making their millions in d pandemic.......

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by heartbraker(m): 6:34pm On May 13
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It is not immediately clear the reason for the revision, but the agency has repeatedly said its response to the pandemic is guided by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendations.
taking recommendation from a proven confused. WHO

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by meum: 6:34pm On May 13
9ja.
Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by inoki247: 6:34pm On May 13
Naija Covid is different from d Foreign ones maybe Na Covid 19 version 1.0 dey here nd oda countries dey experience Version 5.0....

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by Daedae5: 6:34pm On May 13
They didn't do this before?

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by Zigarmy: 6:35pm On May 13
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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by samlestic(m): 6:35pm On May 13
We know! Them don de tire!!

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by TreasureTayo(m): 6:35pm On May 13
ok

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by NaijadrivaCars: 6:35pm On May 13

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by Perfecttouchade: 6:35pm On May 13
Ok..e be like sey ncdc dey confuse sef

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by BecomeALandLord(m): 6:36pm On May 13
Limited resources.

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by mycar: 6:36pm On May 13
Limited resources

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by ChiefAfonja: 6:36pm On May 13
grin

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by Kingpele(m): 6:36pm On May 13
Good step, I don't see any reason in keeping someone who tested negative in isolation center with those that are positive, they might contract it again but the best is to remove them from isolation center and still keep them under some kind of observation to see if they are really free from this virus before releasing them into the society

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by Slawormir: 6:36pm On May 13
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by GreenArrow1(m): 6:36pm On May 13
Nigeriabiafra80:
In abroad covid 19 patients is struggling with breath
While in Nigeria they are protesting on the high way

A very ignorant point of view.

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by GrammarNazi1(m): 6:36pm On May 13
Nigeriabiafra80:
In abroad covid 19 patients is struggling with breath
While in Nigeria they are protesting on the high way
...patients are...

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by Chijeep(m): 6:37pm On May 13
the very sure thing is that mankind must see the end of Covid19, that's why we're human.
If it get worse we'll be living with it (God forbid)
we'll surely know if it's truly in Nigeria
let's make a mini vote...
if you're convinced that covid19 is in Nigeria hit LIKE else click SHARE.

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by Ghostmode2two(m): 6:37pm On May 13
How many people is NCDC testing a day?

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by OKTolu(m): 6:38pm On May 13
Ok next please

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Re: Discharge Patients Who Test Negative Once — NCDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidelines by gfon(m): 6:38pm On May 13
Biko let them nt try it o,there culd always be a mistake at the first attempt

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