👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
Some people who have tested positive for the pandemic coronavirus in Lagos, have run away. According to the commissioner for health in Lagos, Akin Abayomi, it is difficult to find them.
In a press briefing on Friday, Mr Abayomi noted that “there is also a situation that we experience; when we test people, sometimes they find it difficult to find them. The ambulances will go into communities, people will flee their homes, and they make it difficult for us to find them.”
Lagos, where 1,667 have tested positive out of the 3,912 cases identified in Nigeria, has 569 bed space. 307 out of the bed figure, DENISAURUS News understands is occupied.
Lagos has the highest number of cases in Nigeria.
This followed by Kano, where 547 people have tested positive.
Mr Abayomi pleaded that those who have tested positive must make them self available to be admitted the isolation centres.
“If you have tested positive, we expect you to cooperate with us and make yourself available so that you can be admitted and accessed.
“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.”