Lagos State, the epicentre of Coronavirus in Nigeria, has slipped into the third wave of the deadly virus, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced.
Sanwo-Olu, who spoke at a press conference in Lagos, however, urged residents of the state to remain calm.
The governor assured the people that the state will do everything possible to prevent a massive outbreak, warning that travellers who fail to release number through which they can be contacted risked jail term.
He said, “Fellow Lagosians, It has become imperative to once again provide you an update on the Coronavirus pandemic situation in Lagos State, and our ongoing response as a State Government.
“Starting around the end of March 2021, the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic in Lagos State began to wind down, and we began to enjoy some reprieve from the worst effects of the virus.
“This allowed us to further open-up the economy to allow the start of the journey towards full normalcy in our lives and the pursuit of livelihoods, after what has been a very difficult year.
Regrettably, in spite of the hard work and dedicated efforts towards sustaining the return to normalcy, over the last three months, we are now finding ourselves at what appears to be the start of a potential COVID-19 3rd wave of the pandemic, in Lagos State.”