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45% of new Coronavirus infections in Lagos now community transmission

Community transmission is fast emerging the fastest way of transmitting the Coronavirus disease according to Akin Abayomi, Lagos state commissioner of health.

In a briefing with journalists Monday, Abayomi said that community transmission is now responsible for 45 percent of new infections warning that there is now a need to apply precautions.

Currently, cases involving those who have returned from abroad are now 54 percent of infections. With the closure of International Airports, imported cases could still come through the land borders and vessels.

Abayomi also said that Eti Osa local government is recording high case community spread necessitating more monitoring activities in the surrounding areas.

Abayomi also said that there are some contacts that are not reachable.

The commissioner also took a swipe at those who are making prank calls on the emergency phones and clogging the system making it difficult for those with genuine concerns to reach the authorities for help.


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