Lagos State Government Shut Down COVID-19 Isolation Center As Virus Cases Reduce


Lagos State Government Shut Down COVID-19 Isolation Center As  Virus Cases Reduce

The closure of the Eti-Osa Isolation Center has been announced by the Lagos State Government.

According to reports from NAN ,Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state governor announced this during the 17th update on the management of coronavirus in the state.

The Governor said;

"Over the last four to five months, we have built excess capacity center.

"We have gotten to a point where we need to balance the economics to Know which of these facilities we need to keep running because some of them now are having less than 20 percent of occupancy.

"This is why we reach a conclusion to shut Eti-Osa facility and another one in Lekki," he said.

Sanwo-Olu further explained that the Infectious Diseases Hospital,IDH, in Yaba has gradually been reverted to it's former status as a hospital to cater to all forms of Infectious diseases.

He also mentioned that the Ca-COVID dedicated tent on the IDH grounds would remain strictly for COVID-19 cases.

"I must also mention that we have recorded a decrease in positivity rates in Lagos State over the past two weeks,which, combined with the increase in testing numbers,gives an encouraging picture of the outcome of our response strategy.

"It is now over five months since the first case of coronavirus was recorded in Nigeria.

Since then, Nigeria has seen more than 43,000 infections and significant disruption of social, religious, educational and economic life, like every other part of the world.

"As of July 31, Lagos State has had a total of 15,150 confirmed cases of COVID-19,with 10,835 persons who have recovered and discharged.

"Sadly,we have also lost 194 persons to the virus.

"This leaves us with 1,813 active cases in the community which are under management across various isolation centers in the state," he added.