Lagos may extend COVID-19 lockdown, says Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has said that lockdown order may be extended in the state beyond 14 days.

He said this during a media briefing on Saturday.

He said that the lockdown would be extended depending on the situation of things, adding that the number of patients discharged in Lagos has risen to 24.

The governor, however, assured residents that palliatives would be provided.

He said, “If there’s a need to extend the lockdown, I will.

We got one discharged patient today (recovered from the coronavirus). We are going to sit down with the committee that is working on the community markets and see if we can announce more next week.”

On alleged assault of residents by enforcement agents, Sanwo-Olu said, “There’s been no backlash on the handling of people by the security operatives so far. I always tell them to ‘wear a human face’.”

Abuja and Lagos had been shut down for at least two weeks to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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