As Sanwo-Olu Gives Owners of Bodies In Mortuaries’ “Ultimatum” In Lagos

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With the latest increment of 689 infectious cases in Lagos State,  the state has, in addition, recorded another 33 infectious cases of Coronavirus making
a total of 1,182 cases in Nigeria.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this announcement on
Saturday on its verified Twitter handle

It announced that 87 new infections were recorded in the country
while 35 fatalities and 222 recoveries were reported.

It said the lethal infection has spread to 29 states including
the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

It stated, “87 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported; 33
in Lagos, 18 in Borno, 12 in Osun, 9 in Katsina, 4 in
Kano, 4 in Ekiti, 3 in Edo, 3 in Bauchi and 1 in Imo.

A Statistical illustration of index cases in various states
shows Lagos has 689 cases while FCT has 138 infections followed by Kano
with 77 cases.

The state has recorded 123 recoveries and 19 fatalities, most of
whom, it said had underlying health issues.

It announced that 87 new infections were recorded in the country
while 35 fatalities and 222 recoveries were reported.

According to the Centre, lethal infection has spread to 29
states including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

It stated, “87 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported; 33
in Lagos, 18 in Borno, 12 in Osun, 9 in Katsina, 4 in
Kano, 4 in Ekiti, 3 in Edo, 3 in Bauchi and 1 in Imo.

“As at 11:55 pm 25th April, there are 1182 confirmed cases of
COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 222, Deaths: 35.”

A breakdown of those
index cases showed that Lagos has 689 cases while FCT has 138 infections
followed by Kano with 77 cases.

“Ogun – 35, Osun – 32, Gombe – 30, Katsina –
30, Borno – 30, Edo – 22, Oyo – 18, Kwara – 11, Akwa
Ibom – 11, Bauchi – 11, Kaduna – 10, Ekiti – 8, Ondo –
4, Delta – 6, Rivers – 3, Jigawa – 2, Enugu – 2, Niger
– 2, Abia – 2, Zamfara – 2, Sokoto – 2, Benue –
1, Anambra – 1, Adamawa – 1, Plateau – 1, Imo – 1.”

Meanwhile the Lagos state governor, Mr.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday urge owners of bodies in mortuaries in the state
to pick them for burial in line with the protocol established in the management
of COVID 19 or risk mass burial by the government while also urging members of
the public to cultivate the habit of using a face mask at all times for their
safety.

Speaking at his COVID-19 Update at
the State House, Sanwo-Olu urged the private sector and well-meaning Lagosians to
patronise local fashion designers for the production of nose masks for their
staff and residents.

He also congratulated Muslim
faithful for witnessing the Holy Month of Ramadan, enjoining them to take
precautionary measures.

Also, Chairman, Lagos State Health
Service Commission, Bayo Aderiye, said activities around COVID-19 has put
pressure on healthcare provision in Lagos State, as a lot of healthcare workers
were being withdrawn to take care of COVID-19 patients.

He said some of the volunteers and
retired persons being trained, especially the older ones, were deployed to the
hospitals, while the younger ones were sent to the COVID-19 ‘waterfront’.

Aderiye said the State Health
Service Commission has trained over 1,300 staff and volunteers in the last six
weeks on Basic Infection Prevention and Control protocols.

He added that the governor had been
supportive, approving an increase in hazard allowance and insurance for workers
and volunteers.

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