COVID-19 Red Alert: Sanwo-Olu issues directive to residents
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) has recorded 203 additional COVID-19 cases and one death bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 169,532.
The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Sunday.
The agency stated that Lagos led the chart with 186 news cases, higher than the 70 cases it recorded the previous day. Others include Edo-4, Oyo-4, Rivers-4, the FCT-3 and Kwara-2.
It stated that the report includes zero cases reported from Ekiti, Imo, Kano, Ogun, Ondo, Plateau, and Sokoto.
“Today’s data includes data from Oyo State for 16th July 2021,” it said.
According to NCDC, 164, 699 people have been discharged, and 2,127 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory till date.
The public health agency said that the Country had tested a total of over 2.3 million samples from its roughly 200 million population.
The NCDC added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has told residents to adhere strictly to the safety protocols in the state.
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.
“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.”