The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Wednesday, retracted his claim on the cause of death of a 32-year-old man who returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week.
The deceased was among the over 200 Nigerians evacuated from the UAE over COVID-19 last Wednesday.
The commissioner had disclosed on his Facebook page on Tuesday that the man died from COVID-19-related ailments.
However, in another statement on his Facebook page earlier on Wednesday, Abayomi said the result of the deceased’s COVID-19 test had not been received.
He said: ”The death of a recent Dubai returnee previously announced on my social media handles earlier was a presumed #COVID19 related death.
“The result of the confirmation test for #COVID19 status is still being awaited.
“I regret any misinterpretation this post might have caused.
“The result of #COVID-19 test conducted on the deceased will be published once it is ready.
Thanks for your understanding.”
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