Saturday, May 9, 2020

Another Lockdown Will Be Imposed If Violation Of Rules Continues - Sanwo-Olu

The 5-weeks lock down in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja which was eased by president Muhammadu Buhari might be enforced again as the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says his administration may be forced to review the ease of lockdown if residents continue to  ignore public health guidelines.

Another Lockdown Will Be Imposed If Violation Of Rules Continues - Sanwo-Olu

The governor reveal this while speaking during the maiden briefing after the ease of a five-week lockdow, he said;

Another round of interminable lockdown of movement and business activities would be introduced if there is no improvement in the adherence to the guidelines initiated to break the cycle of transmission of the dreaded virus.

As a Government elected to uphold security of its citizens, which include health security, we will not hesitate to review the terms of the easing of lockdown if we do not see an improvement in adherence to our public health guidelines in the next couple of days.

We will be forced to take a painful decision of bringing the entire system under lockdown if we continue to see evidence that Lagosians are determined to flout the rules.

As we eased restrictions on movement, we have increased our testing capacity and we are also actively increasing our isolation capacity. Members of the public will also see a change in our isolation strategy in the weeks ahead, as we transition towards decentralisation.

What this means is that, we will be introducing community management of cases, by accrediting and incorporating primary healthcare facilities and private healthcare facilities for the management of mild-to-moderate cases of COVID-19 patients.

However, we will guide this initiative carefully to ensure that it is not done at the expense of the capacity required to handle other medical cases.

We are at a critical point in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic where every citizen of the State needs to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing.

As citizens, we have a great burden upon us, to behave responsibly. These times demand a lot from us, in terms of actions and behaviours that may not be comfortable. To stay alive and well, we have to abandon old habits and customs, and adopt new ones

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