Lagos announces 4th wave of COVID-19

The governor faults non-adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures by Lagosians.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has alerted Lagosians of a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the state as the positivity rate has indicated that the whole country may soon be faced with a surge in COVID-19 infections.

Mr Sanwo-Olu made this known in a statement he personally signed on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021. 

According to the Governor, as of Sunday, December 5th, 2021, Lagos had recorded a total of 78,564 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with a total of 71,977 certified to have recovered while 612 are still being managed actively.

“… most of the continents of the world – including Africa – are now experiencing a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, Lagos State is not left out as we are also experiencing the beginnings of a fourth wave with the current positivity rate at 6 per cent”, he said. 

The Governor explained that the new positivity rate is against the rates of 0.1 percent as of the middle of November 2021. He went on to blame Nigerians for not adhering to COVID-19 preventive measures set up to protect citizens. 

Governor Sanwo-Olu promised that the state would do everything within its power to ensure the protection of Lagos residents and the increase in percentage of the vaccinated residents of the state from the current 1.6 percent to 30 percent.

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