Lagos Converts Onikan Stadium To Coronavirus Isolation Centre

The Lagos State Government has commenced plans to establish makeshift isolation centres that would be closer to the people, The Nation learnt on Thursday.

This idea followed the announcement of more confirmed cases of COVID-19 with fears that the figures might skyrocket in coming days.

It was gathered that the state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu mulled the idea of makeshift isolation centres on Tuesday but did not provide more details.

However, checks around the city showed that work was ongoing at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium former Onikan Stadium with tents being mounted on the pitch.

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The Nation gathered that the Onikan centre might be ready for use in few days time, while more would be put in areas like Badagry, Ikorodu, Epe and Ikeja.

Contacted, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso confirmed the development to our Correspondent.

Meanwhile, the police on Thursday expressed satisfaction at the level of compliance with the social distancing and market closure exhibited by residents.

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Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu who led members of his team on inspection across the state, said all markets were completely closed save for those selling essential commodities.

“Together we will stop the spread of COVID-19. For information or complaints regarding non compliance call the following numbers 09010512285, 09010512286, 09010512287 and 09010512288,” he said.

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