In News by stephen abiodun on the 27th, June, 2020

Lagos State Govt. Threatens To Impose New Locker Over Rising COVID-19 Circumstances

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The Lagos state authorities has warned that it may difficulty one other lockdown as Coronavirus instances within the state proceed to escalate.

Lagos state, Nigeria’s industrial capital has recorded over 9,741 instances with 1,475 recovered and 126 deaths and the Lagos State Commissioner for Well being, Prof Akin Abayomi, has revealed that the native authorities areas with the best variety of instances had been Eti-Osa, Alimosho, Kosofe, Ikeja, Oshodi, Surulere and Lagos Mainland.

Talking to journalists at a media briefing,  Prof Akin Abayomi, stated the federal government wouldn’t hesitate to impose one other lockdown if the COVID-19 instances proceed to sky rocket.

“We consider we’re managing a fragile stability between the general public well being disaster and the financial livelihood of Lagosians. If issues are getting out of hand, we will definitely think about one other lockdown,” he stated.

“We’re in the midst of the outbreak and we now have not even peaked but, and so the instances are nonetheless rising. We nonetheless count on to see much more instances within the subsequent one month or two. I might use this platform to remind Lagosians that we now have not but peaked and Lagos remains to be going by means of the energetic neighborhood transmission of COVID-19.

“I believe what could also be supplying you with a false sense of safety or confidence is that we are saying most individuals have gentle to reasonable illness. Whereas that could be so, between three and 5 per cent of Lagosians that catch this an infection have an especially extreme to essential type of COVID-19 and the chance of dying in that proportion is extraordinarily excessive.

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“Two to 5 per cent might look like a small proportion, however even one per cent of 25 million folks is lots of Lagosians. We aren’t ready to lose 250,000 Lagosians and we definitely won’t even prefer to ponder that quantity.

“So I attraction to Lagosians, significantly individuals who we consider are within the susceptible class; anyone over the age of 50 or 55 with underlying medical circumstances resembling hypertension, diabetes, weight problems or some other medical situation that interferes with their immune system, they’re extraordinarily susceptible to COVID-19.

“And the younger folks could also be going on the market with gentle to reasonable illness however they definitely go dwelling within the night and expose their mother and father and grandparents to the vulnerabilities.

“So I attraction to Lagosians, hold practising the social distancing measures and I hope these practices will assist to flatten the curve and shield sure susceptible members of the neighborhood.”

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