COVID-19: Lagos Warns of Second Wave, May Introduce New Blockade
The Lagos State Government has called on citizens to strictly comply with the measures against COVID-19.
This was stated in a statement by the Public Relations Director of the Ministry of Health Tunbosun Ogunbanwo on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the government may impose a new blockade and return other measures if the state experiences a recurrence of high cases of coronavirus.
The statement quoted Health Commissioner Professor Akin Abayomi advising citizens to avoid unnecessary social movements and gatherings and unnecessary travel abroad.
The statement reads: “The Lagos State Government has reiterated the need for residents to strictly adhere to precautions against transmission of COVID-19 infection in order to prevent a recurrence of the situation that led to the blockade. saving.
“The resumption of business in Lagos could lead to the cancellation of strategically calculated measures introduced by the government to open the economy.
“The first wave of coronavirus began in December 2019 and went through an unprepared world. The first case of COVID-19 in Nigeria was reported in Lagos on February 27, 2020. Since then, Lagos has become the epicenter of the outbreak in Nigeria, with 21,107 confirmed cases and 212 deaths from the virus to date.
Containment measures taken at the time included COVID-19 testing, isolation and treatment, surveillance, a total state closure for about 12 weeks, and a partial closure of social, economic and academic activities for more than four months.
“The misconception that COVID-19 is defeated and is no longer in Nigeria should be discarded. According to our data, this assumption is incorrect. This creates a false sense of security among citizens, forcing many to abandon the use of masks and other security measures and protocols imposed by the government.
“Despite the fact that we have reached our peak, as expected, and we are seeing a decrease in the number of positive cases, this is not a reason to believe that everything is over. COVID-19 is still widespread, as evidenced by the number of reported daily and accidental deaths in the community due to serious complications.
“The reason for the decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in Lagos is due to a number of factors, including public compliance with safety rules for physical and social distancing, hand hygiene, and the use of face masks. in public places, an expanded testing strategy and contact tracing, among others, is another reason why citizens should not give in in this regard if we do not want to experience the second wave of the disease. “
Source: – Sahara Reporter.