The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, April 23; explained the reason for the sudden increase in the number of Coronavirus(COVID-19) cases recorded in Lagos in the last few days.
Sanwo-Olu made this revelation in response to a question at the statehouse in Marina.
He said that community testing employed by the state is causing the effect.
The Governor also disclosed that the “state is now testing people aggressively in different communities and it is expected that the more the increase in the number of people tested, the more cases will be recorded”.
Sanwo-Olu said the state is aware that the figures are ‘spiking’ and measures are being taken to combat the virus.
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Meanwhile, the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has revealed on Wednesday, April 22; that it has applied for N15b from the Federal Government to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Ganduje made this disclosure during a television programme ‘Politics Today’ aired on Channels Television.
He further revealed the state has not received any support from the federal government; in the fight against the pandemic.
Kano’s COVID-19 cases are rising by the day and in just over a week, the cases are close to a hundred.
Ganduje had last week declared a lockdown to curb the spread of the virus within the state.
He explained that the N15b would be expended in paying voluntary health workers engaged by the state to support the health personnel, personal protective equipment (PPE), and the creation of other testing centres.
“You can understand that Kano is the most populated in the country; hence the only testing centre at AKTH is not enough for us,” said Ganduje.
However, reacting to the reported mass death in the state, the governor denied the report after various media reports.