The governor of Lagos state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu has raised an alarm that about 18 percent of passengers amounting to about 9,000 of them that arrived through the Muritala Muhammed airport, Lagos cannot be traced for their compulsory covid-19 quarantine as earlier advised by the Presidential Steering committee on covid-19.
He said between May 8, 2021, and July 7, 2021, a total of 50,322 passengers arrived in Lagos through the Murtala Mohammed Airport. ”Of the 50,322 passengers, 18 per cent could not be reached by EKOTELEMED because of the provision of either wrong numbers or wrong Nigerian contact details to be reached on,”
The governor promised to sanction passengers who would going forward violate this directive citing the fear emanating from the fresh rise in cases and deaths.
” Going forward, passengers that do not provide the right details, including a phone number they can be reached for monitoring and an address for isolation, will face serious sanctions, including fines and imprisonment according to our Lagos State Coronavirus Law of 2021. He made this statement when giving an update on the covid-19 situation in Lagos. He added that with the current upsurge of Lagos numbers, a third wave looms.