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COVID-19: We need to avoid another lockdown – Sanwo-Olu warns Lagosians

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Osanwo-Olu on Tuesday urged residents to take responsibility by strictly adhering to safety measures designed to flatten the curve of #COVID19 pandemic.

The Governor called for caution as the total confirmed cases in the state as at January 4, 2021 now stand at 32,720.

“There is an urgent need for us to be more circumspect in the way we live, interact and socialize with our friends and family. Many people are ignoring #COVID19 warnings and guidelines, thereby exposing themselves and others to the virus.

“We are well into the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Yesterday, Lagos scarily recorded its highest number of infection in one day (712). We have already recorded a frightening spike in infection cases. This spike brings positive cases to a total of 32,720 in Lagos alone.

“This second wave comes with severe symptoms, and the higher number of positive cases we detect, the higher number of casualties we’re bound to record. We do not want this, but for this to be avoided, we must be intentional and cautious,” he said.

He said government was unwilling to declare another lockdown, however it was important that people must wear their masks, avoid crowded areas, wash or sanitize their hands regularly, and practice social distancing.

“2021 will only work for us if we take #COVID19 seriously and follow the guidelines laid down by LSMOH (Lagos State Ministry of Health).

“We simply cannot afford to be complacent at this time. We must #TakeResponsibility,” Sanwo-Olu said.