Breaking: Lagos seals Ikoyi laboratory for carrying out illegal COVID-19 tests

Breaking: Lagos seals Ikoyi laboratory for carrying out illegal COVID-19 tests

- Lagos state government has sealed a private hospital in Ikoyi area of the state

- The laboratory was sealed over allegedly carrying out illegal COVID-19 tests

- Gboyega Akosile disclosed this on Saturday, July 11

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Lagos state government has announced the closure of a laboratory in Ikoyi, where alleged illegal COVID-19 tests were being carried out.

Legit.ng reports that this was disclosed in a thread of tween on Saturday, July 11, by Gboyega Akosile, the chief press secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwoolu.

He said the Lagos state ministry of health through Health Facility Monitoring And Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), sealed a private lab located on Banana Island, Ikoyi for carrying out COVID-19 tests without the required government approval.

"Lagos State Ministry of Health through HEFAMAA sealed a private lab located on Banana Island, Ikoyi for carrying out COVID19 tests without the required government approval. The lab; Acouns medical laboratory and diagnostic centre was also situated in a pharmacy.

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Breaking: Lagos seals Ikoyi laboratory for carrying out illegal COVID-19 tests

Officials of the Lagos state ministry of health sealed a private lab located in Ikoyi for carrying out COVID19 tests without the required government approval. Credit: Twitter/ Gboyega Akosile.
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“Citizens are advised to desist from patronizing Health facilities not accredited by the state government for testing or management of COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities.

He said the state ministry of health would continue to do its best to ensure that health facilities in the state adhere strictly to standards to guarantee the health and wellbeing of Lagosians.

“Members of the public are encouraged to cooperate fully with the state government to ensure the safety and health of all even as we strive to contain the spread of the pandemic,” he added.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 575 new cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic as the total numbers now stand at 31,323.

It was reported that the NCDC released the newly recorded cases of the infectious disease via its official Twitter handle on the night of Friday, July 10.

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The new cases were recorded in 18 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The latest NCDC report shows that Nigeria now has 31,323 cases of COVID-19, with 12,795 recoveries and 709 deaths.

In another report, a member of the Lagos state House of Assembly representing Kosofe Constituency II, Hon. Tunde Buraimoh was declared dead.

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His colleague, Honourable Sanni Ganeey Okanlawon from Kosofe Constituency 1, broke the news via social media.

The late lawmaker was said to have died of COVID-19 a few weeks before his 60th birthday.

Buraimoh was also a former Kosofe local government chairman from 1999 to 2002 and has been a member of the Lagos state House of Assembly since 2015.

A popular lawmaker, he is fondly called 'Big Daddy' by his supporters and admirers.

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