Nigeria: Lagos records gradual decline in number of Covid-19 Cases
The Lagos State Government, has revealed that In the last two weeks, the state has consistently recorded a decline in new cases despite massively expanding it’s testing capacity.
This reveals the early signs of flattening of the curve, and the state says it is pleased with the development. For instance the state recorded 65 new cases on Saturday while the national new cases as announced by NCDC stood at 386.
In this light the state is reducing the number of isolation centres in operation in line with decrease in the number of positive cases of Covid-19.However, the state government is retooling it’s capacity in preparedness to meet the possibility of a surge in future.
Announcing the new development, Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated that, “In terms of our Isolation Centres, we have since, last night shut down our Eti-Osa Isolation Centre and will be shutting down our Agidingbi Isolation Center and moving all the patients there to our soon to be commissioned Indo Centre.
“Furthermore, our Infectious Diseases Hospital in Yaba is now also gradually being reverted to its status as a hospital to cater to all forms of infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, HIV etc. The CaCovid dedicated tent on the IDH grounds will however remain strictly for Covid-19 cases,” he said.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, also lifted ban on restaurants, social clubs and recreation centres, albeit with safety protocols that must be adhered for the trial phase of the reopening of the listed places.
Restaurants and other eateries will now be permitted to open for in-dining services, from the 14th of August, with the proviso that they maintain a 50% occupancy capacity, and have also obtained a Provisional Safety Compliance Certificate through the registration portal of the Lagos State Safety Commission.
:The Lagos State Government equally announced the increase of the permissible capacity of public gatherings from 20 to 50 persons. Gov Sanwo-Olu said that the increase applied to a wide range of events from Annual General Meetings (AGMs) to funerals.