Covid-19: Lagos LG boss begins house-to-house sensitisation
Mr David Odunmbaku, Chairman of the Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos State, commenced a house-to-house sensitization of people on the COVID-19 pandemic’s third wave on Sunday.
During the drill, Odunmbaku also educated communities on the Delta variant of the pandemic.
Residents should follow and fully comply with all precautionary protocols established by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Lagos State Government, according to him.
“Without a doubt, we are already in the third wave of the COVID-19; to all Ojodu residents, and Lagos residents in general, let us all heed the counsel of professionals.
“Let us embrace mandatory mask wear in all public areas, maintain social distance, and promote frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizers,” Odunmbaku stated.
Experts have warned that people should open windows when there are a lot of people because of the Delta variation, according to him.
He added: “If you are driving in a car with people, open the window, even a little bit.
We learnt Delta variant particles can linger in the air in aerosolised form for up to 16 hours.
“So, if you walk through that area and you breathe that air, you could get infected, meaning ventilation is vital.”
He said that of the 2,542,261 samples collected since the pandemic began, Nigeria had recorded 177,615 confirmed infections, 165,482 discharged and 2,185 fatalities.
Odunmbaku said that Lagos, which is the epicentre of the pandemic, reported 65,932 laboratory-confirmed cases, 58,529 discharged and 465 deaths.
The council boss enjoined residents, especially those that had not been vaccinated, to go out on Tuesday to receive their Modena vaccines.
“From Tuesday, August 10, the government will begin to administer the second batch of the vaccines; we want those that have not received their shot to do so.
“Another lockdown is unaffordable. Mr Governor has activated ten COVID-19 Sample and Oxygen Triage Centres, as well as 20 LG-based COVID-19 Sample Collection locations, in order to limit the number of fatalities.
“These centres are strategically located to provide ease of access for citizens in need of Oxygen Therapy and those who need to test for COVID-19,” he said.
Odunmbaku instructed all workers of the council to adhere to the “no mask, no entry policy” from Monday, August 8.