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Hundreds Who Tested Positive for Coronavirus Yet to Receive Treatment, Says Lagos

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A top government official in the south-west state of Lagos, Nigeria’s bustling economic capital, says that 2,191 individuals who tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus have not presented themselves for treatment at the state’s health centres.

Akin Abayomi, a university professor, who oversees the state’s health ministry said this on Friday after announcing that the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state stood at 45,490.

Mr Abayomi who communicated via the social messaging app Twitter, said: “The new cases bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Lagos to 11,537 as of Wednesday. Also, 2,191 active cases in communities have yet to turn up for admission in COVID-19 Lagos care centres. For a greater Lagos, we take responsibility by wearing our face masks when in public spaces in addition to regular handwashing and physical distancing.

“Stopping the community spread of COVID-19 begins with you. Staying alive and safe together begins with us. 1,753 of the confirmed cases have since been discharged from COVID-19 care centres following full recovery while 7,059 of the confirmed cases are being monitored in communities by the COVID-19 Lagos response team.”

Mr Abayomi advised the denizens of the state to adhere to the government’s regulations by wearing face masks in public in addition to regular handwashing and physical distancing.

Lagos, a commercial centre, which has a population of more than twenty million people, has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, which swept across the world in the past few months leading the government to implement strict regulations.

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