Omicron: Lagos Set To Prosecute Offenders Violating Measures

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Lagos State government has announced it will commence prosecution of offenders violating the laid down covid-19 measures which include wearing of masks, social distancing, undergoing necessary PCR test and washing of hands regularly in other to curb the spread.

The new development was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who stated that prosecution of default incoming passengers had become obligatory to lessen the rising fourth wave of COVID-19 virus in the state.

He said;

“Lagos State Government is concerned with the dramatic rise in cases seen in the evolving fourth wave. Identifying that our previous waves are associated with non-compliance of inbound passengers with the testing guidelines, we have commenced prosecution of inbound international passengers who fail to submit themselves for day two and day seven PCR tests as mandated by the Federal COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

“In addition, unvaccinated inbound passengers and anyone testing positive for COVID-19 are mandated to self-isolate at home for seven days. We will be sanctioning anyone found to be disregarding these guidelines, which are designed to minimise the community transmission of COVID-19 and its variants”