COVID 19: Lagos has passed the worst of the pandemic – Commissioner


The Lagos state commissioner for Health Professor Akin Abayomi says observations in the state suggest that it is gradually easing past the very critical stages of the corona virus pandemic.

Professor Abayomi whom only recently announced that he had tested positive to the virus also said Lagos might be at its peak in the #COVID19 pandemic but it’s not over yet as the state may see an escalation of positive cases.

“We believe the lockdown was not effective because of the reality of a city where people go out to fend for themselves on a daily basis.

“If not you replace a health crisis with an economic crisis.

“Concerning the number of positive results seen this period, we have sample collection centers in every local government in Lagos, so the more we test the more cases we find.

“If there are no more positivity then the outbreak is slowing down.

“So our observation is that Lagos has passed the worst of the pandemic, it has passed the peak of the pandemic and is now on the flattening stage and over time will experience a downslope of the virus then the end of COVID19.

“There are two categories of testing, ‘the need to know’ for people who have shown symptoms and are a public health concern and ‘the want to know’ those who as a result of business want to get back to work and want to know if they are safe,” he said

The index case of the novel corona virus was first reported in Lagos in March, which forced the state and consequently the whole country to go into a lockdown.

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