The Agbado/Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area, Lagos State, has shut down Meiran Primary Health Centre after members of staff tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
This was made known in a statement titled ‘COVID 19- Council Chairman Close Down Meiran PHC’ by Mosunmola Olabige, Chief Press Secretary to Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA Chairman, David Famuyiwa.
According to the LCDA Chairman, the health center was closed to curb the spread of COVID-19 among workers and patients.
“In a swift reaction to contain and avert the spread of coronavirus in the communities, the Chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA has ordered the immediate closure of Meiran Primary Health Centre,” the statement read.
“This became necessary as some members of staff of the health centre tested positive for the dreaded virus.
“The Chairman also ordered the immediate contact tracing of their colleagues and associates as well as patients who visited the facility in the last few days.
“He also used the medium to admonish the community members to take responsibility for their health and life by avoiding social events that attract large gatherings and by adhering strictly to the laid down guidelines of the use of face masks, regular handwashing and the use of sanitisers, maintaining adequate social distancing while in public places in order to flatten the curve of the pandemic.”
Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday reported 1585 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
The newly reported cases bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 99,063 which includes 79,417 discharged cases and 1,350 deaths.
Lagos-573 FCT-182 Plateau-162 Gombe-81 Oyo-75 Rivers-68 Sokoto-58 Ondo-55 Ogun-42 Nasarawa-40 Akwa Ibom-36 Edo-31 Kaduna-27 Anambra-22 Delta-19 Kano-17 Osun-17 Ebonyi-16 Katsina-14 Niger-14 Bayelsa-9 EKiti-8 Borno-7 Jigawa-5 Abia-4 Bauchi-3