The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital says that the resurgence of Covid-19 through its newly mutated form is ravaging Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a statement by LUTH on Wednesday.
- “The resurgence of Covid-19 through the newly mutated form is ravaging our land, claiming many lives unlike what we witnessed in the first wave. This is even more easily transmitted and deadlier too. It is therefore imperative for everyone, first and foremost, to accept that Covid-19 pandemic is not over and we must prepare to confront it all over again.”
LUTH urged members of the public to observe social distance measures and stay away from social gatherings, “no parties, no churches, mosques, meetings.”
They added that the present trend is worrisome and if it continues, may overrun its capacity “before we can ramp up again to catch up.”
LUTH said it is collaborating with the Lagos Government, PTF, NCDC and other stakeholders to deepen public discourse.
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, on Wednesday, 6th January 2021, announced that 1,664 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria, taking the total tally to 94,369 confirmed cases and 1,324 recorded deaths since the outbreak.