Lagos Properly being Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi
Published 19 November 2021
The Lagos Command Commissioner for Properly being, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has raised the alarm over the forthcoming fourth wave of the COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Abayomi, at a briefing on Friday, said passengers coming into the country from excessive-stressed countries might perchance additionally seemingly amplify the unfold of the virus.
He said, “Many Nigerians staying in a international country shall be returning dwelling to contain a superb time Christmas with their households. These form of of us shall be coming from countries where there might be a heavy burden of COVID-19 and where we know the virus is altering and mutating.
“The doable drivers of a fourth wave in Lagos and Nigeria are passengers arriving, especially from heavy-stressed countries in Europe and the US into Lagos. 86 per cent of all inbound flights into Nigeria come thru Lagos.
“It’s most productive inevitable that if passengers are travelling in trim numbers from these countries where they are about to ride a fourth and fifth wave, we must request some activities in Lagos because these movements. On the contemporary price of the response all over the country, we’re seemingly going to come support all over a fourth wave of the COVID19 pandemic in December 2021.”
The commissioner lamented the low vaccination price in Nigeria, asserting many countries had vaccinated extra than 50 per cent of their eligible populations.
“The opposite divulge we now contain in Lagos and Nigeria is that our price of vaccinations has been somewhat low; it is only under three per cent, whereas our aim must be over 40 per cent. Many countries all over the field contain exceeded 50 per cent vaccination of eligible populations.
“On the contemporary price of the response all over the country, we’re seemingly going to come support all over a fourth wave of the COVID19 pandemic in December 2021. Lagos Command has most productive vaccinated about 2.6 per cent of its population, leaving it at probability of a fourth wave. Fully vaccinated of us with a vaccine leap forward infection are less seemingly to create serious illness than of us that are unvaccinated and receive COVID-19
“About 360 effectively being facilities contain to this level been identified for the administration of the vaccines within the subsequent section of Lagos Command’s vaccination marketing campaign. Of this quantity, 225 are public facilities, while 135 are internal most facilities,” he said.
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