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Lagos state commissioner of health, Prof Akin Abayomi

17 Lagos hospitals exposed to coronavirus – Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, said on Sunday that about 17 hospitals in the state have reached out to the Ministry of Health for assistance for being inadvertently exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19)patients. My Abayomi said the ministry through one of its agencies, Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation…

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Coronavirus: Lagos govt to mandate wearing of face masks

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the use of face masks in public places will be made compulsory in the state starting from next week. Mr Sanwo-Olu at a press update on Monday said this is part of the measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the…

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Coronavirus: Lagos sets up sample collection stations in 20 LGAs

The Lagos State Government has set up sampling stations across 20 local government areas in the state to ramp up sample collection for COVID-19 testing. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Akin Abayomi, at a press briefing on Sunday, said individuals with symptoms that fit the COVID-19 symptoms can…

Lagos state commissioner of health, Prof Akin Abayomi

Coronavirus: Lagos to commission more Isolation centres, private holding facilities

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, said more isolation centres and holding facilities will be commissioned in the state in preparation for an increase in cases of COVID-19. Mr Abayomi said at a press conference at the state secretariat on Sunday that Lagos is beginning to see more cases…

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: Four more patients recover in Lagos

Four more patients have recovered from coronavirus infection in Lagos State and have been discharged from the state facilities on Saturday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said. The recovered patients are three males and one female and were discharged after testing negative to the virus two consecutive times. Mr Sanwo-Olu, who…

R-L: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folasade Jaji and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, during a press briefing on the first case of Coronavirus in the State at Lagos House, Marina, on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Coronavirus: Lagos records three more deaths

Three more patients have died from coronavirus infection in Lagos State, an official announced. The Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, gave the update on Saturday, saying two of the patients had no travel history or contact with an infected patient. This brings deaths from COVID-19 to 13 in the state.…

Lagos state commissioner of health, Prof Akin Abayomi

Lagos hospital urges visitors to self-quarantine after managing coronavirus case

A private hospital in Lagos State, St Edwards Hospital, has called on all visitors to self-quarantine over the risk of being exposed to coronavirus, after the hospital said it 'accidentally' treated a case. In a statement, the hospital said all persons who visited the facility between April 11 and April…

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; addressing journalists after the State Security Council meeting at Lagos House, Marina, on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Behind him are (L-R): Director, Department of Security Service (DSS), Mr. Abdulfatai Sanusi; Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu; Commander, Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft, Apapa, Commodore Ibrahim Aliyu Shettima and Commander, 651 Base Services Group, Nigerian Air Force Base, Ikeja, Air Commodore Rasaq Olanrewaju.

Coronavirus: Five more patients recover in Lagos, total recovery now 90

Five more patients have been discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, following their full recovery from coronavirus, an official has said. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor and the COVID-19 Incident Commander, gave the update on Thursday. The five discharged patients include three females and two males and…

Covid isolation centre, Akwa Ibom. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter account of the Akwa Ibom state government]

Coronavirus: Latest deaths in Lagos have no travel history, contact with infected persons – Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Thursday, said the three latest COVID-19-related deaths included a medical doctor and two others. Mr Abayomi, a professor, said the deceased medical doctor contracted the virus from a patient he was treating, while the two others had no travel records or…

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Effects of Lockdown Bites Harder on Essential Workers

The Lockdown in Lagos State has continued to leave its mark on many essential workers who go about their daily activities amidst pains and sufferings. PREMIUM TIMES' interviews with several essential workers revealed the hardship they encounter during the lockdown, coupled with little or no care from their employers. Teslim…

Lagos state commissioner of health, Prof Akin Abayomi

Lagos Doctor Dies of Coronavirus

A 60-year medical doctor, Emeka Chugbo, on Wednesday died of coronavirus infection at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). He is the first doctor to die of COVID-19 in Nigeria, after contracting the virus from a patient he was treating at his private facility. The confirmed case Mr Chugbo was…

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: Lagos experiences highest daily recovery from disease

Sixteen more patients who previously tested positive to COVID-19 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from the Lagos State facilities, an official has announced. The 16 recoveries is the highest daily recovery recorded in Lagos since the outbreak of coronavirus in the country on February 27.…

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lockdown: Lagos governor orders release of impounded vehicles

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered that all vehicles impounded for minor offences since the commencement of the lockdown be released across the state. Mr Sanwo-Olu said all the vehicles should be given back to their respective owners without any fine charged. “I have ordered that all impounded…

Akin Abayomi

Going house to house, Lagos identifies 119 suspected COVID-19 cases in one week

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has said that about 119 people have been identified with coronavirus symptoms through the house-to-house active case search embarked upon by the state. Mr Abayomi said this on Tuesday at a press briefing, adding that the state is intensifying the identification process…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: Lagos records seventh death, nine more recoveries

Lagos has recorded another death from coronavirus infection on Tuesday, while nine more patients have been discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos following their full recovery from coronavirus infection, the Incident Commander has said. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor, said during a press briefing on Tuesday that…

A commercial bus conveying passengers along Ikorodu road, Lagos.

Coronavirus: Drivers flout lockdown order in Lagos

Commuter buses undertaking intra- and inter-state trips in Lagos have continued to ply their business in defiance of the federal government's lockdown order, PREMIUM TIMES can report. This newspaper's checks showed that commercial buses (popularly known as Danfo) are still plying such routes as Ojota-Yaba, CMS-Ajah, and Mile 2-Oshodi among…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: Six more patients recover in Lagos

Six more patients have recovered from coronavirus, after treatment, in Lagos State and have been discharged accordingly, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state governor, has announced. Mr Sanwo-Olu gave the update on Monday via his Twitter handle. The newly discharged patients comprise five males and one female. They were discharged after testing…

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: Five more patients recover in Lagos

Five more patients have recovered from coronavirus in Lagos and have been discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, an official has said. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor and Incident Commander, said this in a press release on Sunday. The recently discharged patients are four females and one male.…

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Most Lagos, Ogun robbery reports ‘false alarms’ – Police

The police in Lagos have said that most of the reported cases of robberies in different parts of the metropolis are false alarms raised to cause panic in society. Several other phone calls to police hotlines turn out to be pranks from the callers, the police added. Hashtags like #OgunUnrest…

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (middle); Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu (left) and Commander, Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft, Apapa, Commodore Ibrahim Aliyu Shettima (right), during a media address after the State Security Council meeting at Lagos House, Marina, on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Lagos records another death from coronavirus

Lagos State has recorded another death from the coronavirus, an official has said. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Sunday. The death came hours after the state discharged an 11-year old patient and three others following their full recovery from coronavirus infection. Mr Abayomi said…

Akin Abayomi speaking while seated with Governor Sanwo-olu and Hon. Tunde Balogun

Coronavirus: Lagos Records Another Death

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has announced the death of another COVID-19 patient on Saturday. The patient died in a private hospital in Lagos after suffering from COVID-19 complications, the commissioner announced . "We are however saddened by the death of another patient from COVID19 related complications…

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Coronavirus: Seven more patients recover in Lagos, total discharged now 46

Seven more patients have been discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, following their full recovery from coronavirus, the Incident Commander has announced. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor, made the announcement on Friday saying that the state had 100 per cent recovery from patients managed at the state's…

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; addressing journalists after the State Security Council meeting at Lagos House, Marina, on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Behind him are (L-R): Director, Department of Security Service (DSS), Mr. Abdulfatai Sanusi; Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu; Commander, Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft, Apapa, Commodore Ibrahim Aliyu Shettima and Commander, 651 Base Services Group, Nigerian Air Force Base, Ikeja, Air Commodore Rasaq Olanrewaju.

Coronavirus: Seven more cases recover in Lagos

Seven more patients have been discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, following their recovery from coronavirus, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced. "I bring you more good news from our Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. Today, 7 more patients; 3 females and 4 males were discharged to reconnect with the…

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Lockdown: 202 street joggers bag community service, fines in Lagos

The Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court has sentenced 202 street joggers to two hours community service and N10, 000 fines for violating the stay-at-home order of the state government occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lagos State Police Command said in a statement the suspects were arrested in different…

Akin Abayomi speaking while seated with Governor Sanwo-olu and Hon. Tunde Balogun

Coronavirus: Lagos discharges seven more patients; total recovery now 39

Seven more patients have been discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, following their full recovery from coronavirus infection, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state governor has announced. Mr Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Thursday, saying that the seven patients tested negative for the infection twice. “Good people of Lagos, I…