The Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a strong warning to Lagosians not to panic over the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria and not to involve in panic buying.
Mystatenews gathered that some markets in Lagos received high patronages over the fear of total shut down of the country, storing foodstuff and other goods for the preparation of unknown.
Speaking on the issue, Lagos State Governor said instead of panic buying, the people should act responsibly by stopping religious and social gatherings to avoid the further transmission of Coronavirus in Lagos.
Double working with the Federal Government to design a coordinated national economic response but there’s really no need for us to begin to panic buy anything you have not long-term.
Lagos State has recorded 11 cases COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The state government on Thursday announced that four more people have tested positive.
The 12th case and the only one outside Lagos is the driver of an American citizen who died in Ekiti State.
The government revved up its efforts to contain the pandemic with the monitoring of 1, 300 persons who had direct and indirect contacts with the infected persons.
Mystatenews also learnt that the index case of coronavirus in Nigeria tested negative for the first time. The Italian who came from Milan to Lagos just has only one test to go and he will be discharged. The second case has already been discharged and he has reunited with his father.
The spread of the coronavirus has forced the government to shut down institutions across Nigeria while the religious leaders have announced the closure of churches and mosques in Nigeria.