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COVID-19: Lagos warns of second wave

Lagos State Authorities has appealed to residents to strictly adhere to measures in opposition to COVID-19.

The federal government warned {that a} second wave of the pandemic could trigger one other lockdown of the financial system.

Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Well being, spoke to the media on Tuesday.

Abayomi decried steady flagrant disregard for protocols, warning that violation of security pointers portends hazard.

He suggested residents in opposition to pointless motion and social gatherings, and pointless international journeys.

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“The primary wave of coronavirus began in December 2019. The primary case of COVID-19 in Nigeria was recorded in Lagos on February 27. Lagos has since develop into the epicentre of the outbreak in Nigeria with a report of 21,107 confirmed circumstances and 212 deaths from the virus until date.

“The containment measures put in place on the time included COVID-19 testing, isolation and therapy, surveillance, complete shutdown of the state for about 12 weeks and partial shutdown of social, financial and tutorial actions for over 4 months,” NAN quoted him as saying.

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The commissioner expressed concern that the usage of face masks, social distancing and hand hygiene had decreased.

“The faulty perception that COVID-19 has been conquered and is not any extra in Nigeria needs to be discarded. Based mostly on our knowledge, this assumption is invalid. It creates a false sense of safety among the many residents, inflicting many to desert the usage of face masks and different security measures,” he mentioned.

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Noting that the State had reached its peak, the commissioner mentioned folks mustn’t suppose that the battle is over.

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