Lagos residents who tested positive for coronavirus have gone into hiding – Lagos Health Commissioner

Lagos State Health Commisioner, Professor Akin Abayomi, said some residents in the state who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID19), have gone into hiding, fleeing from their homes.

Prof Abayomi during a press conference on Friday said in a desperate bid to avoid being admitted in an isolation center, some residents of Lagos state have gone into hiding after testing positive to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Lagos residents who tested positive for coronavirus have gone into hiding - Lagos Health Commissioner

He appealed to them to come out from hiding so they can be giving adequate treatement.

“There is also a situation that we experience when we test people, sometimes we find it difficult to find them. The ambulances will go into the community, people will flee their homes, and they make it difficult for us to find them. Some of them sometimes shut their doors or they leave their environment to avoid being admitted.”

“The ministry has no time to start hunting people around the community. If you have tested positive, we expect you to cooperate with us and make yourself available so that you can be admitted and assessed.

Our isolation facilities are really comfortable, it is not like the Ebola days, we have made a lot of improvements.

Members of the executive and senior people in government have been admitted into those facilities. If I test positive, I will go to one of those facilities.”

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