COVID-19: Lagos has 74 active cases - Health commissioner

COVID-19: Lagos has 74 active cases - Health commissioner

- The Lagos government has identified Eti-Osa as the hottest spot of coronavirus in the state

- The commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, on Friday, April 3, said that the state currently has 74 active cases of the virus

- Abayomi also revealed that 68% are imported cases and 32% are local transmission

The commissioner for health in Lagos, Akin Abayomi, has revealed that the state currently has 74 active cases of coronavirus.

In a press briefing on Friday, April 3, at Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, Lagos Island, Abayomi revealed that Lagos has a record of 68% imported cases and 32% local transmission, The Nation reports.

Abayomi added that Eti-Osa local government area has the highest numbers of confirmed cases of the virus in the state, precisely 47 at the moment.

The commissioner said that Ikeja has 24 cases, Lagos Mainland cases 11, with Alimosho, Agege and Ikorodu having one case each.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state had come under serious attacks by some residents over the distribution pattern of the stimulus packages to cushion the effect of coronavirus lockdown in the state.

The residents expressed disappointment on the quantity of the items contained in the package, labelled ‘Lagos state government COVID-19 emergency food response’, which they argued negated what the governor promised.

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Legit.ng gathered that they also accused those distributing the package of bias, saying that it was gathered that some Community Development Associations (CDA) leaders got only a few packages that could go round the houses/families in the community and consequently refused to distribute the items in order to prevent confusion and quarrel among the people.

The Lagos state government had unveiled an economic stimulus package for the indigent and most vulnerable people in the state to cushion the effects of the 14-day stay-at-home directive occasioned by the spread of the dreaded coronavirus disease in the state.

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According to the governor, the stimulus, which comes in food packs, would be distributed to every local government in the state, targeting at least, 200,000 people in the first phase.

He said the food packs would reach the most vulnerable communities and households, with an assurance to the indigents who relied on daily wages that they would be given priority in the distribution of the food packs.

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