He said the discharged patients were amongst the Ivory Coast returnees in the state, adding that they tested negative for coronavirus twice before they were discharged from the state Isolation Centre in consonance with the protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

According to the governor, with the newly discharged patients, the total number of recoveries in the state rise to 17.

He said, “Another good news from our Isolation Centre, as six more COVID-19 patients have tested negative twice, in line with NCDC protocol.

“The patients, who are among the 127 Ivory Coast returnees have been discharged to join their families.

“This brings to 17, the number of cases that have tested negative twice and have been discharged after treatment in our state.

“The remaining two patients at our facility are responding to treatment and it is our hope they will recover soon and be released to reconnect with their families