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COVID-19: We’re converting Private Buildings To Isolation Centres — Sanwo-Olu


COVID-19: We’re converting Private Buildings To Isolation Centres — Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos state government on Monday disclosed that it had begun the conversion of some private buildings in the state to isolation centres


The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this during a press briefing.


the governor said some of the buildings are private hotels unknown to the public


Sanwo-Olu said the government had resolved not to divulge the private properties so that they will not be stigmatised after the pandemic.


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“There have been several conversations. People wrote that Lagos is out of bed spaces, but the very next day we opened another isolation centre. We are opening another isolation centre for the health workers,” the governor said.


“We have other isolation centres that are not known to the media because they are private properties. They are private hotels.


“We do not want a situation where post-COVID, it becomes a stigmatised place. people are going there and they are getting well.”


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had announced that it was “struggling” for bed spaces for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Lagos state which has 1,107 COVID-19 cases, the highest number in Nigeria.


Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of NCDC, said the agency was considering the management of COVID-19 patients in their homes under strict guidelines.


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