Coronavirus: Health commissioner warns that Lagos faces risk of 2nd lockdown

Coronavirus: Health commissioner warns that Lagos faces risk of 2nd lockdown

- The Lagos commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has warned against a second wave of the coronavirus in the state

- Professor Abayomi said a decline in infection cases has made people relax, throwing away safety measures against the disease

- The commissioner also disabused people of the dangerous belief that the country has totally won the war against the pandemic

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The Lagos state government has issued a strong warning to residents that the persistent disregard of the COVID-19 pandemic could bring about a second wave of the virus in the state.

Vanguard reports that the authority, therefore, told residents to keep practising all set out measures against the outbreak to prevent Lagos from going into another lockdown as experienced months ago.

The warning was given through the commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday, November 3, who said that the resurgence of coronavirus could set back the progress the state had made.

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The commissioner said that a second lockdown in Lagos state is possible.
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The commissioner said that a second lockdown in Lagos state is possible. Photos credit: Vanguard/Iddo
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Abayomi, a COVID-19 survivor, said many countries around the world are currently battling with a second wave of the virus.

He cautioned against any unnecessary gatherings that could put people’s lives in danger as he said the false belief that the virus is no more in Nigerian should be thrown away.

The commissioner added that though the state is facing a decline of infection cases, it should not create a laxity where people take safety measures for granted.

Professor Abayomi noted that the increased testing capacity of the state went a long way in reducing community infections.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian with the name, Olubunmi Adefisayo, a COVID-19 survivor, shared his experience with the deadly disease.

He said it all started when he started feeling the symptoms of the virus first week of April, noticing that he had lost all sense of taste and smell.

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A check online confirmed his fears and he had to quickly call the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for proper testing. His result came back positive two days after.

Olubunmi said that throughout the waiting period, he was filled with heavy tension. His symptoms were not grave as he was taken to the isolation centre in Yaba.

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