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Infected Lagos House Staff Recover From COVID-19

Channels Television  
Updated June 1, 2020
A file photo of a health worker writing on a paper. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

 

All the 10 staff members of the Lagos State Government House who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have recovered from the disease.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this to reporters on Sunday at the State House in Marina, Lagos.

He noted that the officials were discharged from the treatment centres in the state after they tested negative to the disease and have returned to their beats.

Governor Sanwo-Olu explained that the disclosure of their present COVID-19 status was necessary to further promote transparency in the reporting and management of coronavirus cases by the state government.

He also called on banks and markets in the state to strictly enforce orderliness in their premises and ensure social distancing as much as possible.

The governor directed that elderly people must be given the priority to transact their businesses in banks and markets between 9am and 10:30am, and other younger customers should be allowed thereafter.

He, therefore, asked the residents not to take the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown for granted, saying everyone residing in the state must collectively take responsibility for public health safety.

READ ALSO: 10 Persons Associated With Lagos House Test Positive For COVID-19

Governor Sanwo-Olu insisted that the use of face masks in public places was compulsory, noting that the state had distributed one million free face masks to residents in the last two weeks.

He added that thousands more would be distributed in the course of the week, stressing that those in public places without face mask were risking their lives.

The governor decried the laxity observed in the enforcement of the ban on interstate movement, stressing that commercial buses still lag in complying with the spacing of passengers and 60 per cent load capacity.

“We are not happy with the level of compliance by yellow buses despite assurance from their union. We do not want to use force to drive compliance; we want it to be self-compliant.

“We have also not seen the level of compliance we wanted for interstate travels. We are seeking collaboration with the Ogun State government and the police to ensure obedience to the directive on this,” he stated.