According to report reaching oyogist.com, Lagos State Government has appealed to citizens to strictly adhere to measures against COVID-19.
The government warned that a second wave of the pandemic may cause another lockdown of the economy.
Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health, spoke to the media on Tuesday.
He said “The first wave of coronavirus started in December 2019. The first case of COVID-19 in Nigeria was recorded in Lagos on February 27. Lagos has since become the epicentre of the outbreak in Nigeria with a record of 21,107 confirmed cases and 212 deaths from the virus till date.
“The containment measures put in place at the time included COVID-19 testing, isolation and treatment, surveillance, total shutdown of the state for about 12 weeks and partial shutdown of social, economic and academic activities for over four months,”
The commissioner expressed concern that the use of face masks, social distancing and hand hygiene had reduced.
“The erroneous belief that COVID-19 has been conquered and is no more in Nigeria should be discarded. Based on our data, this assumption is invalid. It creates a false sense of security among the citizens, causing many to abandon the use of face masks and other safety measures,” he said