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Africa News of Sunday, 28 June 2020


Coronavirus: Lagos to declare another lockdown as cases exceed 23,000

The Lagos State Government has said that it won't hesitate to declare another lockdown if the number of COVID-19 cases in the state continues to increase.

This was disclosed by the State Commissioner of Health, Professor Akin Abayomi.

Nigerian currently has 23,298 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with Lagos along having 9,741 cases.

Speaking on Friday, Abayomi said, “We believe we are managing a delicate balance between the public health crisis and the economic livelihood of Lagosians. If things are getting out of hand, we will certainly consider another lockdown.”?

Abayomi also said that the number of cases will continue to ride within the next couple of weeks.

“We are in the middle of the outbreak and we have not even peaked yet, and so the cases are still rising. We still expect to see a lot more cases in the next one month or two. I would use this platform to remind Lagosians that we have not yet peaked and Lagos is still going through the active community transmission of COVID-19.