The Lagos University Teaching Hospital allegedly sent a coronavirus patient home because the hospital didn’t have a bed space for him.

According to Sahara Reporters, the man named Emmanuel Benson (one of the men pictured above) had close contact with two persons that recently arrived Lagos from the United Kingdom.

On March 21, Benson tested positive for coronavirus at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, but was allegedly told to go home by medical personnel.

Benson, who had hoped to be quarantined and treated at LUTH, was asked to go back home over lack of bed space to admit him at the facility.

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Sahara Reporters gathered that since the refusal of LUTH to admit Benson, he had returned home and continued his normal life.

A friend of the man told the publication: “He moved to and from LUTH through public transportation. He has been mingling freely with people.”

Benson also confirmed to the publication via a call that he tested positive for COVID-19 and was not admitted to LUTH for treatment by medical personnel.

He disclosed that he went for the test after coming in contact with the two UK returnees at a dinner party in Lagos last week.