LASG To Prosecute Those Who Lied About Their Travel History, Urges Muslim Faithful To Obey The Law On Social Gathering During Ramadan.
Written by admin on April 20, 2020
The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has cautioned residents against stigmatizing those who had recovered from the Coronavirus infection.
In a statewide broadcast, Mr. Sanwo-Olu who appealed to those who have come in contact with confirmed patients or suspect to come forward for testing and treatment as the case may be, assured them that isolation centres are not death centres nor is testing positive for Covid-19 a death sentence
Governor Sanwo-Olu said: “The earlier the diagnosis the greater the chances of making a full recovery. Please be reassured that Covid-19, despite its contagious nature, is not a death sentence”
Governor Sanwo-Olu warned that the State would prosecute those who lied about their travel history and intentional infected others, while those who have been contravening the stay at home directive would be arrested.
Noting that Ramadan, the Muslim fasting period is beginning in a few days, Governor Sanwo-Olu appealed to the faithful to obey the law against social gathering as government would implement the law.
“My appeal to all is this: even in our service to the Almighty God, let us continue to obey the laws and guidelines of the land, we have a responsibility to continue to maintain appropriate levels of respiratory hygiene and physical distancing, and observe the restrictions on the permissible size of gatherings. Our directives prohibit gatherings of more than 25 persons, regardless of the circumstances. This has not changed” the Governor warned.
He advised residents to use locally made non-surgical masks to protect themselves and promised that similar masks would be distributed to a category of Lagosians’, including market men and women in the coming days.
The Governor reiterated that the State would feel the worst of the viral infection before it gets better and appealed to residents to adhere to the recommended preventive measures.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also cautioned Lagosians’ against spreading fake news as they could undermine efforts being made to curb the spread of the virus.