By Temi Joshua
The total number of coronavirus cases in Lagos on Monday rose to 36101, with 653 new cases being reported in a day, according to the Nigeria Center For Disease Control.
Ever since coronavirus has been confirmed in Nigeria, Lagos state has remained the epicenter in the country.
Following the report of some health workers at Meiran primary health center at Agbado/Oke-Odo local council development area of Lagos state tested positive for COVID-19 , the health center has now been shut down, the official said.
This directive was made known to the public, in a statement released by Mosunmola Olabige, the chief press secretary to David Famuyiwa, chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo on Sunday, January 10.
The statement reads below:
“In a swift reaction to contain and avert the spread of coronavirus in the communities, the Chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA has ordered the immediate closure of the Meiran Primary Health Centre.
This became necessary as some members of staff of the health centre tested positive for the dreaded virus.
The Chairman also ordered the immediate contact tracing of their colleagues and associates as well as patients who visited the facility in the last few days.
He also used the medium to admonish the community members to take responsibility for their health and lives by avoiding social events that attract large gatherings, and by adhering strictly to the laid-down guidelines on the use of face masks, regular handwashing and the use of sanitisers, maintaining adequate social distancing while in public places in order to flatten the curve of the pandemic.”