Prevent third wave, Assembly tells FG, govt

Prevent third wave, Assembly tells FG, govt

The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on the Federal and the Lagos State governments to ensure proper monitoring of immigrants into the country to prevent the spread of the third wave of COVID-19.

According to a statement on Thursday, the decision was taken following a motion raised by Rotimi Olowo, the member representing Shomolu Constituency under ‘Matter of Urgent Public importance’ during plenary following reports on the third wave of coronavirus.

The statement added, “The Lagos State government should embark on the enlightenment of members of the public on the need to observe COVID-19 protocols such as covering their nose, washing of hands and maintaining social distance. The Lagos State Governor should also direct the Commissioner for Health to ensure proper COVID-19 tests across the state. There should be enlightenment in schools, churches, mosques, markets and clubs and COVID-19 vaccines must be made available to the people of the state.”

The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, directed the Clerk of the House, Mr Olalekan Onafeko, to inform Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu of the motion through a letter, stating that there should be precautionary measures taken to prevent the spread of the pandemic in the state as the current COVID-19 vaccines might not cover the new wave of the pandemic.

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