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

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, states COVID-19 exams from community well being facilities are

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, states COVID-19 exams from community well being facilities are unable to be used for journey reasons.

Sanwo-Olu, though furnishing an update on the COVID-19 situation in the condition on Sunday, claimed outbound an inbound travellers need to make use of the 21 non-public laboratories accredited by the Lagos state govt for COVID-19 tests. 

“Anyone wishing to examination as a prerequisite for either outbound or inbound journey or other operate-associated specifications should do so at any of the 21 personal laboratories accredited by Lagos State for COVID screening,” Sanwo-Olu claimed.

Below are highlights of Sanwo-Olu COVID-19 update.

LAGOS FINALISING ITS Personal VACCINE STRATEGY 

The governor mentioned the condition is finalising its very own vaccine technique, aside the federal government’s arrangement for vaccines. 

He reported frontline staff, individuals who are medically susceptible, vital workers and old people would be deemed when vaccines turn out to be available in the state. 

“At the instant the Condition Government is finalizing its individual vaccine system when at the exact time keeping a close eye on ongoing vaccine investigate, progress and scientific trials. It is also in continual engagement with all the related stakeholders in that place, in the community and personal sectors,” the governor reported. 

TheCable had reported that Nigeria secured 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine by means of the COVAX facility, which is co-led by the Globe Health and fitness Organisation (WHO) and GAVI Alliance. The vaccines were being earlier predicted in January but will now be delivered to the nation in February. 

Nigeria has also secured further 41 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the African Vaccine Acquisition Activity Team (AVATT), a vaccine approach organised by the African Union.

A single IN Four Assessments RETURNED Optimistic

The governor said the examination positivity ratio for January 2021 is 24 p.c, which usually means that 1 out of every single four exams returned beneficial. He explained it is the highest month to month average recorded in the past six months. 

Sanwo-Olu claimed 21 private and four community laboratories have been accredited for COVID-19 testing.

OXYGEN IS Cost-free IN LAGOS COVID-19 Cure CENTRES 

The governor claimed the use of oxygen in the condition COVID-19 treatment centres is free of demand. 

He said the demand for oxygen in the state treatment centers has spiked to 300 and 400 cylinders for every day. 

Moderate Rate Selection IN GBAGADA ISOLATION CENTRE 

The governor claimed the state-owned Gbagada isolation heart will now charge a average rate to address COVID-19 people, introducing that the rate will be reduce than that of private procedure centres. 

He mentioned the COVID-19 remedy facility in Yaba will continue on to give free and large-quality remedy to all individuals. 

Scientific Trial OF IVERMECTIN IN LAGOS 

The governor explained the point out will have out a clinical demo of Ivermectin to determine its efficacy in avoiding and treating COVID-19 infection in Lagos. 

He explained although Ivermectin has not been accredited for the therapy of COVID-19 in the country, the state has taken a daring stage to receive satisfactory stocks of the drug.