Sanwo-Olu issues order to residents as Lagos is placed on red alert - COVID-19 third wave
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has told residents to adhere strictly to the safety protocols in the state.
This comes after Lagos was placed on red alert along with the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, by the Federal Government.
The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Nigeria concerning the rising number of infections and hospitalization in the country.
Sanwo-Olu, speaking at the presentation of the party flag to all the chairmanship candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the forthcoming Local Government Elections on July 24, 2021, said: "Government will continue to do its best to manage the situation but citizens must play their own part by adhering strictly to the protocol.
"We are monitoring the positivity rate; we are doing two things, we don't want to unnecessarily scare people and at the same time, ensure that we are very proactive.
"On a daily basis, we are checking the rate of positivity and we are managing it. But that having been said, everybody is expected to act responsibly, to protect themselves and their families. And that is why as a responsible government, we tell our people the truth and being transparent.
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"Where we are now; we are communicating efficiently to our citizens, please where you do not need to gather, please don't gather. Where you cannot avoid unnecessary non-COVID-19 compliance, don't go there.
"If you want to go out please wear your face mask, please adhere strictly to protocol.
"We are doing everything to ensure that we flatten the curve.
"We have open isolation centers and the Federal Government has assured us that by the end of August, we are going to get another batch of vaccine and we will start rolling out the vaccination exercise again."
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