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    Lagos govt takes step to prevent COVID-19 third wave

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    The Lagos State Government has said all its facilities have been placed on high alert, to ensure a third wave of COVID-19 does not happen in the state.

    The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said this in a statement on Monday.

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    According to Abayomi, it was important to be proactive, after they flattened the curve of the second wave.

    He warned that a trigger for a third wave was likely to be importation of new COVID-19 strains from inbound travelers.

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    “Currently, countries like India, Brazil, Argentina, Iraq, Qatar, Peru and Uruguay are being ravaged by a vicious third or fourth wave following a less active and insignificant second or third wave.

    “The latest wave in India has been proven to be as a result of new mutant strains that have resulted in a dramatic increase in sickness and death for two weeks running.

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    “Whilst we commiserate with countries like these, it is important that we protect our environment and residents against this virus.

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    “Especially as we have only less than one per cent of our population that have received their first dose of the Oxford Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine similar to India that have about eight per cent,” Abayomi said.

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