COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu commissions 118-bed isolation centre

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu commissions 118-bed isolation centre

- Lagos seems to be one of the frontline states in the fight against coronavirus

- To prove this, the state government on Friday, May 1, launched a 118-bed COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre

- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, commissioning the project, said that it is a move in the right direction as the nation battles with the COVID-19 pandemic

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on Friday, May 1, commissioned a 118-bed COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre in the state.

The ministry of health in the state said that the centre which is located at the Gbagada General Hospital will be managed by medical experts who are trained in the area of disease control and prevention.

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu commissions 118-bed isolation centre
The isolation and treatment centre is located at the Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos.
Source: UGC

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu commissions 118-bed isolation centre
Governor Sanwo-Olu said that the centre will be manned by medical experts trained in disease control and prevention.
Source: UGC

Reacting to the welcome development, Sanwo-Olu hailed the ministry for both coming up with the project and seeing it through to its completion stage.

Meanwhile, reported that at least five police officers were injured on Monday, April 27, when a protest against security agents turned bloody at the Eleko community in Ibeju-Lekki local government of Lagos state.

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The state police spokesperson, Bala Elkana, confirmed the development in an interview. He said 51 protesters were arrested, following police reinforcement.

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One of the residents who asked not to be named said while residents and other company workers in the community were forced to stay in their houses, expatriates working with Dangote refinery were allowed to go to their places of work.

Much earlier, had reported that the Chinese government had begun clinical trials to test a drug for the coronavirus infection.

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A new antiviral drug called Remdesivir, which was aimed at infectious diseases such as Ebola and SARS, was to be tested in Beijing-based China-Japan Friendship Hospital to see if it would curb the new strain of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, at a press conference held in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city on Monday, February 3, China's ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, assured that mechanisms are already in place to ensure that the virus is not only be curbed and controlled but also treated. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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