Lagos will see decline in COVID-19 cases soon – Commissioner of health

Sanwo Olu

Professor Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner of Health has predicted that cases of COVID-19 in the state will soon be on the decline.

The commissioner disclosed this at the commemoration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s one year anniversary as governor of Lagos State.

He revealed that the decline will be experienced in the next four to six months.

”It is difficult to predict the end of COVID19. When we are going to see our peak is also dependent on the profile of the outbreak. We are watching what’s happening across the world and using the pattern of the outbreak in different environments to try and reach some kind of modelling pattern to when we are going to peak and when we are going to see the end of the outbreak.

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We believe that a period of four to six months is a reasonable period by which we should start to see a significant decline in the number of COVID19 cases that we pick up in Lagos. By that stage, many people would have been exposed to the virus and therefore the virus will have less of an opportunity to infect people because they would have developed some degree of immunity to the virus and that would signify the end of COVID19” he said.

Lagos is currently the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria with 4012 cases.

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