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Lagos may order another lockdown following violation of guidelines by residents

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State

Confirms 176 COVID19 cases, national figure now 3912
The Lagos State government is contemplating ordering another lockdown following the alleged disobedience of the public health guidelines by the residents, according to Sahara Reporters.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known on Saturday during a maiden briefing after the easing of a five-week lockdown imposed by the Federal Government.
Sanwo-Olu said the state government would be forced to review the terms of easing the lockdown if there was no improvement in the adherence to the guidelines initiated to break the cycle of transmission of the dreaded virus.
He said, “As a government elected to uphold security of its citizens, which include health security, we will not hesitate to review the terms of the easing of lockdown if we do not see an improvement in adherence to our public health guidelines in the next couple of days.
“We will be forced to take a painful decision of bringing the entire system under lockdown if we continue to see evidence that Lagosians are determined to flout the rules.
“As we eased restrictions on movement, we have increased our testing capacity and we are also actively increasing our isolation capacity.
“Members of the public will also see a change in our isolation strategy in the weeks ahead as we transition towards decentralisation.”
Meanwhile, the state has revealed that it has recorded 176 new cases. The State Ministry of Health made the confirmation in a tweet on Saturday, saying the development brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 1683
The ministry tweeted, “176 new cases of #COVID19 Infection confirmed. Total confirmed cases in Lagos now 1,683.
“42 #COVID19Lagos patients; 20 females & 22 males were discharged. Total Discharged now 448.”
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now stand at 3912.

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