Lagos threaten fresh lockdown over spike in COVID-19 cases   


The Lagos state governments have threatened fresh lockdowns following spike in COVID-19 cases in the state.

The threat is coming on the heels of the figure of the new cases released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, with Lagos said to have 259.

At a media briefing on Friday, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, attributed the spike to abuse of COVID-19 protocols by Lagosians warning that the government may be left with no option than to impose another lockdown.

Abayomi said: “On Thursday, we announced the discovery of 17 new cases in our dear state. Sadly, today again, we have 22 new cases. Considering where we are coming from, this is worrisome. We must, therefore, take responsibility. The battle against coronavirus is not over yet.

“Government may be forced to impose another lockdown on the State if residents and citizens continue to flout the lockdown relaxation guidelines.”

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