It’s Not Time to Relax, But to Maintain Vigilance Against Coronavirus, Sanwo-Olu Says

Lagos Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu has said that it is not yet time to relax, but to maintain vigilance against Coronavirus.

The governor is stating this in reaction to the release of another eleven patients that have been discharged after testing negative to the virus twice. He is giving the warning in order to avoid the spread of community infection.

Sanwo-Olu in a statement revealed that the patients include two females and nine males, adding that it is a big assurance that they pose no threat to the community.

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While commending the frontline health workers who took care of the patients as well as members of the Lagos State Health family and the Emergency Operation Centre for their resilience and diligence in the face of the daunting challenges, the governor is delighted that the state has not recorded any fatality.

“We will not rest on our oars but continue to work assiduously for the full recovery of the other patients so that they can return home to their families and the community.

“I am happy to note the excitement of the patients. They are full of gratitude to our dear state that has stood by them all the way, the health workers and all those who contributed one way or the other in the fight against this unseen but vicious enemy of mankind. The Health commissioner and all members of the medical team got kudos.”

While stating that that the battle continues, he said all should be sober and advise Lagosians to remain steadfast as they stick to the rules of hygiene they have been told to practice.

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“Let us continue to observe Social Distancing. Let us remain indoors, shunning the temptation to breach the presidential restriction that has been placed on our state so that the gains made so far in the fight against COVID-19 is not eroded. We should shun any gathering for whatever reason at this delicate period.

“Reports of youths gathering for social and sporting activities – as well as those massing for religious purposes – are unfortunate. This kind of insensitivity could be a weak link in our collective effort to break the chain of transmission of the infection.

“The order for law enforcement agents to ensure that residents comply with the directive to stay indoors remains. I enjoin members of the Organised Private Sector (OPS) and others to read the Federal Government’s guidelines on the restriction of movement so that the directive is not breached in any way.

“Again, I assure you that at the end of it all, we will hoist a flag of victory – with your co-operation and by the grace of the Almighty.”

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