Medical doctor asks Lagos state govt to punish those violating COVID-19 rules

Medical doctor asks Lagos state govt to punish those violating COVID-19 rules

- As Nigeria continues to battle the second wave of coronavirus, some citizens continue to violate COVID-19 rules

- In Lagos, the state government's task force has been rounding up those gathering in clusters despite warnings from the government

- A medical doctor in the state wants such violators to be deployed to the isolation centres

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A medical doctor working in one of the coronavirus isolation centres in Lagos has advised the state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on what to do to the violators of COVID-19 rules.

In the last few days, the Lagos state task force on coronavirus have been arresting violators of the COVID-19 guidelines in different fun spots in the commercial city.

The violators were recently paraded in the premises of the Lagos state police command while the state commissioner of police assured that they will be prosecuted.

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Medical doctor asks Lagos state govt to punish those violating COVID-19 rules

Governor Sanwo-Olu has been advised on how to punish those violating COVID-19 rules in Lagos state. Photo credit: @jidesanwoolu
Source: Twitter

But, Dr Bella Nifemi, one of the medical personnel on the frontline in the battle of the dreaded virus, has suggested that the violators are brought to where she had colleagues are battling to save the lives of many Nigerians suffering from coronavirus.

According to her, the action would enable the violators to appreciate the existence of the virus and the work ongoing at isolation centres to save lives.

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She tweeted:

“I want the punishment for those violating Covid-19 rules, especially those arrested at clubs to be community service at IDH Yaba, let them come and be pushing oxygen cylinders into the wards and assist with moving bodies to the morgue.
“They will see the real situation firsthand and become the preacher when they return home. Kindly put this into consideration. Thank you.”
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Some of Dr Nifemi followers on Twitter have been reacting to her suggestion. While some agree with her, others think her suggestion is too extreme and can't be done.

Alex ogundadegbe wrote:

“Might not be tenable because as simple as those tasks sound, they require some level of training.”

Adebayo Illupeju wrote:

“I can't agree less. Great suggestion.”

Remi Savage wrote:

“The best idea given on this subject matter.”

Recall that a former vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe, recently died of COVID-19 complications.

Professor Ibidapo-Obe was, until his death, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Council of First Technical University, Ibadan.

Similarly, Professor Durojaiye Ajeyalemi, a former dean of Students’ Affairs of UNILAG, recently died of COVID-19 complications.

Ajeyalemi, until his demise on Wednesday, January 6, was a professor of Curriculum Studies at the university.

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