#COVID-19: Lagos discharges additional 33 coronavirus patients – Arrests 2,310 violators, impounds 2,092 vehicles during lockdown

Abiodun OBA

At least 33 more #COVID-19 patients were discharged from Lagos isolation centres, bringing to 502 the total number of successfully treated persons in the state.

The Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said of the number, 24 were males while nine were females, all Nigerians.

The governor further explained that 17 were discharged from the Onikan Isolation Centre while 16 were discharged from the Eti-Osa (LandMark) Isolation Centre.

“They have fully recovered and tested negative twice consecutively to #COVID-19.

“With this, the number of patients successfully managed and discharged in Lagos has risen to 502,” he added.

Meanwhile, 2,310 violators of the lockdown directive to check the spread of Coronavirus in Lagos State were arrested with 2,092 vehicles impounded.

Speaking at a news conference in Lagos, the State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu on Monday, said of out those arrested, 2,185 were charged to court and were punished accordingly, while 125 others were released.

Odumosu said of the 2,092 vehicles impounded, 800 were private vehicles and 1,292 commercial vehicles, adding that the police equally impounded 1,535 Okadas and 369 tricycles.

“Our teams were also deployed to ensure that Lagosians obey the guidelines regarding opening and closing time for businesses, workplaces, markets; the use of face mask in public places; number of passengers per commercial vehicle and maintaining social distancing principles.

“On the first day of the enforcement, we arrested 121 suspects for violating the curfew order and 79 vehicles were impounded; 58 suspects were arrested for not wearing face mask.

“Within the last one week, the Command has successfully arrested 1,434 violators. Out of the number, 820 were arrested for violating curfew, 134 arrested for not wearing face mask, 80 arrested for not maintaining social distance and 208 arrested for inter-states travel,” he said.

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