COVID-19 Third Wave: Isolation Wards Getting Full Again – Gov Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has disclosed the isolation centres in the state are getting occupied again.

Sanwo- Olu explained that in just two weeks, the population of the isolation centres increased by 5% and people should show some concern for the rising figures.

Sanwo-Olu said: From the beginning of July, we started to experience a steep increase in the number of daily confirmed cases, with the test positivity rate going from 1.1% at the end of June 2021 to its current rate of 6.6% as at 8th of July 2021.

“The rapid increase within a week gives great cause for concern. Also, within the last two weeks, the occupancy rate at our two isolation centres increased from an average of one per cent to sic per cent,”

Meanwhile, Babajide Sanwo-Olu promised to imprison anyone who flouts the COVID-19 protocols. . According to him, a violator will have to spend 6 months in prison

In a statement, he opined that people are not observing the protocols and that strict measures will have to be implemented as soon as possible.

He said;

“The State Government has observed with dismay the widespread flagrant disregard and non-adherence to guidelines and protocols aimed at stemming and curbing the tide of infection.“We particularly note that some event centers have been operating their premises outside the acceptable parameters for operation/usage and continue to be recalcitrant in this regard.

“This is to sound a very serious note of warning that henceforth all those found culpable and in breach of the existing regulations and guidelines would be swiftly and decisively dealt with in full accordance with the provisions of the law,”

“Furthermore, and in line with the COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations 2021 signed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, it is hereby directed that no gathering of more than 50 persons shall hold in an enclosed space, except for religious purposes, in which case the gathering shall not exceed 50% capacity of the space.

“A breach of the provisions of the Presidential Regulations attracts upon summary conviction, a fine or six months imprisonment and or both. Our enforcement agencies have been appropriately tasked to ensure maximum compliance.

“All Lagosians are enjoined to continue to observe all laid down guidelines and protocols issued by both the state and federal governments for the effective containment and treatment of the novel coronavirus disease,” 


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