CACOVID donates 150-bed isolation facility to Lagos

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The Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has donated a 150-bed isolation centre and medical equipment worth millions of naira to the Lagos State Government.

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, speaking at the inauguration of the centre in Yaba, on Sunday, said it would assist the state government to enhance its COVID-19 pandemic response.

Sanwo-Olu commended CACOVID for the donation, pledging that it would be judiciously used to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the state, and indeed Nigeria.

He urged the citizens to continue to take responsibility by following preventive measures and directive of the government toward reducing the spread of the virus and saving lives.

“We need to take responsibility because the virus knows no race, ethnicity, religion or boundary.

“Take responsibility for your loved ones by wearing face mask, maintaining social distancing and hand hygiene to reduce morbidity and mortality,” the governor said.

Sanwo-Olu said that post-COVID-19, an international research centre, more isolation wards and doctors quarters would be established in the Yaba Hospital.

He commended all health workers at the frontline of the COVID-19 response, stressing that their efforts were appreciated.

In his remarks, Prof. Akin Abayomi, the State Commissioner for Health, said that the centre was the sixth centre in the state dedicated to the treatment of COVID-19 patients

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