Lagos at risk of third wave of covid 19 pandemic
Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, has warned of a potential third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the state. If passengers fail to observe mandatory isolation, they will face prosecution, including fines and imprisonment.
The governor expressed concern about an alarming increase in the number of confirmed cases. He stated that the current situation necessitated the reactivation of full compliance with all protective protocols already outlined by the State Government.
Sanwo-Olu directed that inbound air passengers who failed to provide verifiable contact information, including accessible phone numbers, be sanctioned. According to Sanwo-Olu, air passengers will face prosecution, including fines and imprisonment, under the Lagos State Caranavirus Law of 2021.
“Despite our hard work and dedicated efforts towards sustaining the return to normalcy, over the last three months, after the flattening of the curve of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, we now appear to be at the start of what appears to be the start of a potential third wave of the pandemic in Lagos State,” said the Governor.
According to Sanwo-Olu, the situation at hand necessitated the reactivation of full compliance with all protective protocols already outlined by the State Government. “We have successfully isolated 2,386 passengers in Lagos,” he said.
One-fifth of this number has eluded capture. Sanctions are being considered and have already been imposed on defaulters. Foreign nationals who violate the protocols face the loss of their Permanent Residency and deportation. For Nigerians, prosecution will be carried out in accordance with the Lagos State COVID-19 Law of 2021.”
- The governor also lamented the state’s low vaccination rate. Sanwo Olu said that only a small percentage of the population received the recommended doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine being rolled out to achieve herd immunity. He said the state government is looking into every option in order to achieve 60% coverage.Govern