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.
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, Legit.ng 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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Legit.ng gathered that youth in the community had a face-off with police officers whom they accused of bias in enforcing the coronavirus lockdown in the community.
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, Legit.ng had reported that the Chinese government had begun clinical trials to test a drug for the coronavirus infection.
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.
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