Sanwo-Olu: COVID-19 exams from public labs unusable for travels

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos condition, states COVID-19 checks from community health and fitness facilities can’t be made use of for vacation purposes.

Sanwo-Olu, even though offering an update on the COVID-19 condition in the condition on Sunday, stated outbound an inbound travellers should really make use of the 21 private laboratories accredited by the Lagos point out government for COVID-19 testing. 

“Anyone wishing to take a look at as a necessity for possibly outbound or inbound vacation or other perform-linked prerequisites need to do so at any of the 21 private laboratories accredited by Lagos State for COVID screening,” Sanwo-Olu reported.

Right here are highlights of Sanwo-Olu COVID-19 update.


The governor reported the condition is finalising its individual vaccine technique, apart the federal government’s arrangement for vaccines. 

He claimed frontline staff, individuals who are medically vulnerable, crucial workers and aged persons would be viewed as when vaccines develop into obtainable in the point out. 

“At the minute the State Federal government is finalizing its own vaccine tactic whilst at the exact time retaining a close eye on ongoing vaccine research, improvement and medical trials. It is also in continual engagement with all the appropriate stakeholders in that space, in the public and private sectors,” the governor claimed. 

TheCable had noted that Nigeria secured 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the COVAX facility, which is co-led by the Entire world Well being Organisation (WHO) and GAVI Alliance. The vaccines had been previously predicted in January but will now be shipped to the nation in February. 

Nigeria has also secured extra 41 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as a result of the African Vaccine Acquisition Job Group (AVATT), a vaccine system organised by the African Union.

A person IN 4 Checks RETURNED Good

The governor stated the check positivity ratio for January 2021 is 24 per cent, which means that one out of each four exams returned beneficial. He explained it is the best month to month common recorded in the earlier 6 months. 

Sanwo-Olu said 21 private and 4 public laboratories have been accredited for COVID-19 testing.

OXYGEN IS Absolutely free IN LAGOS COVID-19 Remedy CENTRES 

The governor explained the use of oxygen in the point out COVID-19 procedure centres is no cost of demand. 

He explained the need for oxygen in the point out procedure facilities has spiked to 300 and 400 cylinders for every day. 


The governor said the condition-owned Gbagada isolation middle will now charge a moderate charge to address COVID-19 patients, adding that the charge will be reduce than that of private treatment centres. 

He explained the COVID-19 treatment facility in Yaba will continue on to give free and significant-excellent cure to all individuals. 


The governor mentioned the point out will have out a clinical demo of Ivermectin to confirm its efficacy in avoiding and managing COVID-19 an infection in Lagos. 

He reported although Ivermectin has not been permitted for the therapy of COVID-19 in the place, the state has taken a daring step to receive satisfactory shares of the drug. 


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