As the infected Covid-19 cases rise in Lagos, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has charged residents within the state to be sensitive and adhere to extant safety guidelines at all times.
“There is an urgent need for us to be more circumspect in the way we live, interact and socialize with our friends and family. Many people are ignoring #COVID-19 warnings and guidelines, thereby exposing themselves and others to the virus.
We are well into the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“On Tuesday, Lagos scarily recorded its highest number of infections in one day (712). We have already recorded a frightening spike in infection cases.
“This spike brings positive cases to a total of 32,720 in Lagos alone. This second wave comes with severe symptoms, and the higher number of positive cases we detect, the higher number of casualties we’re bound to record. We do not want this, but for this to be avoided, we must be intentional and cautious.”
The Governor, who recently recovered from the Coronavirus, warned that carelessness by the residents could force the state into another lockdown, which it cannot economically bear.
“We also do not want to go into another lockdown. It is important that you wear your masks, avoid crowded areas, wash or sanitize your hands regularly, and practice social distancing.
“2021 will only work for us if we take #COVID-19 seriously and follow the guidelines laid down by the Ministry of Health. We simply cannot afford to be complacent at this time,” he said.Follow us on social media