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The amount of infected people are increasing day by day in Lagos State, Ogun State, Abuja.

Human vulnerability has come to the fore with the coronavirus practically bringing the world to its knees. National and city governments are taking bold steps for mitigation and containment.

What does this mean for a city like Lagos, with over 26,000,000 people?

This is gargantuan when compared to bustling New York which has 25 people per hectare in its built up area of 951,103 hectares. The peri-urban space extends to the neigbouring Ogun state which is also in total lockdown because of its proximity to Lagos.

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has announced two new Confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the State, making the total Confirmed cases in the state six.

The two new cases are not part of the recently confirmed cases by the Centre for Disease Control.

The Governor made this known during a Press Conference held at his residence in Iperu Remo.

He noted that none of the two new cases have travel history, adding that the state is yet to establish all contacts of the new cases..

The Governor said the state has arranged a special welfare package for health workers working on the treatment of the positive cases, noting that the state awaits delivery of mobile testing laboratory and will soon have Molecular Laboratory.

Bello said, “Let me begin by appreciating the high level of compliance so far exhibited by residents of the FCT with regards to the 14-day restriction of movement as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari with a view to curb the Coronavirus pandemic.  

Seven patients receiving treatment for COVID-19 have tested negative and discharged in Abuja. 

Muhammad Bello, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, broke the news on Tuesday.

Bello said, “Let me begin by appreciating the high level of compliance so far exhibited by residents of the FCT with regards to the 14-day restriction of movement as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari with a view to curb the Coronavirus pandemic. 

“This restriction was necessitated by the need to contain the spread of the virus within our community in order to safeguard lives. 

“The level of compliance from residents is proof that we all understand the magnitude of the challenge before us and are ready to come together to fight this enemy so we can return to our normal way of life as quickly as possible. 

“I am delighted to announce that the first set of patients totalling seven are ready to be discharged after their final tests results returned negative.

“Also, our dedicated and exceptional medical staff are doing their best to ensure the recovery and discharge of the remaining 39 patients. 

“We cannot thank them enough for their efforts and we will always continue to encourage and support them.

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