Lagos gets ready special wards for coronavirus victims

Lagos is getting prepared ahead of a possible surge in the number of people infected with coronavirus, after a visitor from Milan, Italy was found to have the deadly bug on Friday.

Health Commissioner, Professor Akin Abayomi has not only visited the yet to be identified Italian in an isolation ward at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, he has also gone on an inspection to evaluate the preparedness of the state.

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On Friday, the commissioner posted photos of wards under renovation.

“While at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, I took time to inspect the ongoing renovation of the isolation wards. The renovation should be completed in a couple of days. I am satisfied with the renovation and preparedness work in the hospital”, he said.

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Nigeria is one of the latest nine countries to report the infection, along with Azerbaijan, Mexico, New Zealand, Lithuania and Iraq.


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