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General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020

Source: MyNigeria

It is not a crime to catch COVID-19 - Lagos commissioner of health

Professor Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner of Health, has said that it is not a crime to catch COVID-19.

Abayomi made this known while addressing newsmen on the effort of the state in its fight against COVID-19.

The Commissioner also revealed that the state has ramped up COVID-19 testing to 1000 per day and that 16,000 tests have been conducted so far.

He said, "We are finding a balance between economic, public health and security aspect of

"It is now time that we have to become custodians of ourselves.

"If you have COVID-19, let us know so that we can care for you.

"It's not a crime to catch #COVID-19. It is not a death sentence.

"So far, we have conducted 16'000 test in Lagos. We intend to ramp up testing to 1000 test per day very soon.

"COVID-19 test in Lagos is free of charge", he added.

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