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Looming Lagos shutdown: We should be more serious about COVID-19 guidelines – Gov Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has warned citizens of the state against shunning the Corona Virus (COVID-19) guidelines as handed down by the Government in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Health.

Mr. Sanwo-Olu said the call became necessary following the blatant disregard for the health and safety protocols which has led to huge increase in the number of confirmed cases in the state.

“There is an urgent need for us to be more circumspect in the way we live, interact, and socialize with our friends and family. Many people are ignoring #COVID-19 warnings and guidelines, thereby exposing themselves and others to the virus.”

He also advised Lagos residents to be mindful of how they socialize with family and friends following the threat of the second wave of the disease globally.

“We are well into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, Lagos scarily recorded its highest number of infections in one day (712). We have already recorded a frightening spike in infection cases.

“This spike brought the number of positive cases COVID-19 to 32,720 in Lagos alone.

“This second wave comes with severe symptoms, and the higher number of positive cases we detect, the higher number of casualties we are bound to record. We do not want this, but for this to be avoided, we must be intentional and cautious.

“We also do not want to go into another lockdown. It is important that you wear your masks, avoid crowded areas, wash or sanitize your hands regularly, and practice social distancing.

“2021 will only work for us if we take #COVID-19 seriously and follow the guidelines laid down by @LSMOH

“We simply cannot afford to be complacent at this time,” the statement said on his verified official twitter handle @jidesanwoolu.



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