Lagos govt closes isolation centres as COVID-19 cases reduce

The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of the Eti-Osa Isolation Center in the state.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this during the 17th update on the management of coronavirus in the state, NAN reports.

According to the governor, “Some of the isolation centers now have less than 20 percent of occupancy.”

He also stated that the Agidingbi Isolation Centre would also be closed and patients relocated to a large capacity center – Indo-Centre in the Anthony area, which would soon be inaugurated.

“Over the last four to five months, we have built excess capacity center.

“We have gotten to a point where we need to balance the economics to know which of these facilities we need to keep running because some of them now are having less than 20 percent of occupancy.

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“This is why we reach a conclusion to shut Eti-Osa facility and another one in Lekki,’’ the governor said.

Sanwo-Olu further explained that the Infectious Diseases Hospital, IDH, in Yaba has gradually being reverted to its former status as a hospital to cater to all forms of infectious diseases.

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