The Lagos State Government is considering a fresh lockdown due to the increase in the COVID-19 cases in the state and the country.
Kemi Filani News reports that on Friday, June 26, 2020, the total number of confirmed cases of the pandemic in Nigeria rose to 23, 298, with Lagos recording the highest number of cases.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos had 9,741 cases of the virus as of Friday.
While speaking at a briefing on Friday, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi said Lagos will not hesitate to consider another lockdown should cases of the pandemic go out of hand.
He said, “We believe we are managing a delicate balance between the public health crisis and the economic livelihood of Lagosians. If things are getting out of hand, we will certainly consider another lockdown.”
Abayomi explained that Lagos has not yet reached the peak of the pandemic, adding that the number of cases would continue to rise in the next one or two months.
“We are in the middle of the outbreak and we have not even peaked yet, and so the cases are still rising. We still expect to see a lot more cases in the next one month or two. I would use this platform to remind Lagosians that we have not yet peaked and Lagos is still going through the active community transmission of COVID-19.