INSIDEMAINLAND – Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has alerted Mainlanders of an impending fourth wave of the Coronavirus pandemic adding that the surge of cases in Nigeria might call for extra preventive measures.
The Governor stated this in a statement signed on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, stating that the development was caused by the non-adherence to preventive measures by Nigerians.
According to the Governor, the State had recorded a total of 78,564 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with a total of, 71,977 certified to have recovered in the community while 612 are still being managed actively in the community as of December 5, 2021.
He said; “Most of the continents of the world – including Africa – are now experiencing a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, Lagos State is not left out as we are also experiencing the beginnings of a fourth wave with the current positivity rate at 6 per cent.”
The Governor said the new positivity rate is against the rates of 0.1 per cent as of the middle of November 2021.
He added that the State would do everything within its capacities to ensure the protection of Lagos residents. He said the percentage of the vaccinated residents of the state would be increased from the current 1.6 per cent to 30 per cent.
“I have specifically mandated the Lagos State Ministry of Health to administer eight million doses to four million residents by the 25th of December 2021 under the Count Me In campaign. We have deployed a robust strategy that involves the private sector to improve access to vaccines.
“We are launching 30 private priority sites for those who want to be vaccinated within a private health facility. While vaccination at public centres remains free, there is an administration fee (N4,500 per dose and N6,000 for two doses) at private centres. To register for the vaccination, please visit the registration portal,” he stated.