Lagos say 39,000 persons may have coronavirus in the state

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The Lagos Government said it may record about 39,000 cases of the coronavirus pandemic in the state except the public strictly adhere to social distancing.

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The state commissioner for health, Prof. Akin Abayomi made this projection on Friday while giving updates on the pandemic and the state’s response.

“Our Mathematical modeling shows that worst case scenario we might have 39, 000 cases in Lagos State; however, if we practice good social distancing, we can limit that to about 13,000,” Abayomi said.

He explained that two windows for the figure to be lower are for the state to maintain active tracing while ensuring good social distancing among members of the public

“The figures may seem alarming at this point, but this is just to emphasise the importance to the Lagos Community to follow the instructions of the Incidence Commander to ensure they practice good social distancing.

“Social distancing is the key to bring the outbreak under control, because that way, we are not giving the virus the opportunity to spread from person to person,” he added.

 

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