Lagos State Gov Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday said he would not hesitate to shut down the state totally soon if cases of people testing positive continue to rise in the state.
Lagos state Governor made this known in a live broadcast at the State House, Marina, while giving an update of the virus, saying so far, Lagos had recorded 44 confirmed cases, while three people had been discharged.
He also state that the state government was moving in the direction of total shutdown once a particular figure was arrived at, but he did not disclose the figure.
The governor urged Lagos residence to stay safe and indoor if they were not on essential services, saying that the government did not want to shutdown the state’s economy totally, but warned that once that certain figure was reached, the government would have no option than to shutdown the state.
The governor state that there had been an increase in affirmed cases that had reached 44, with six additional cases recorded in a vessel in Lagos on Thursday.
According to him, with three people already discharged, the government was looking at discharging five or six more patients who had now tested negative, saying once they recorded a confirmatory negative test, they would be discharged.
The Gov added that the government would start free distribution of food to about 200,000 households, such as rice, garri, bread, beans, among others to last each household for a period of two weeks.
The Gov appealed to Lagosians to refrain from gathering in large numbers, saying he expected maximum compliance from the residents.
Sanwo-Olu added that the lagos state government had begun safety measure of public places, saying that the exercise would last until Sunday