Prof. Akin Abayomi, the state’s Commissioner for Health recently revealed this in a statement, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, the state is currently set to take steps that will prevent another wave of COVID-19, after the flattening of the second wave, but Lagosians should remain careful.
He added that countries like India, Brazil, Argentina, Iraq, Qatar, Peru and Uruguay are being ravaged by a vicious third or fourth wave during the pandemic, therefore there is still a cause for worry.
His words, “Currently, countries like India, Brazil, Argentina, Iraq, Qatar, Peru and Uruguay are being ravaged by a vicious third or fourth wave following a less active and insignificant second or third wave.”
“The latest wave in India has been proven to be as a result of new mutant strains that have resulted in a dramatic increase in sickness and death for two weeks running.”
“Whilst we commiserate with countries like these, it is important that we protect our environment and residents against this virus.”
“Especially as we have only less than one per cent of our population that have received their first dose of the Oxford Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine similar to India that have about eight per cent.”
“All passengers arriving in Nigeria will now have to show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel rather than the previous 96 hours period.”
“I have hence instructed that all these protocols would be made more stringent to protect the residents of Lagos State from an impending third wave.”
“As part of these protocols, passengers are to mandatorily isolate for the required seven days and will be strictly monitored through phone calls by our EKOTELEMED platform and physical visits to the passengers’ homes by our surveillance teams.”
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