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January 18, 2021

Lagos health centre shut down as workers contract COVID-19

Lagos health centre shut down as workers contract COVID-19

The Meiran primary health centre at Agbado/Oke-Odo local council development area of Lagos state has been shut down.

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Mosunmola Olabige, chief press secretary to David Famuyiwa, chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo, said the action was taken to prevent further spread of COVID-19 after some health workers at the centre contracted the virus.

“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,” a statement issued on Sunday by Olabige reads.

“This became necessary as some members of staff of the health centre tested positive for the dreaded virus.

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“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.”

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), as of January 9, Lagos had confirmed 35,448 cases, out of which 28,734 recoveries and 256 deaths have been recorded.

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