Lagos converts stadium to isolation centre


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The Lagos State Government is setting up a makeshift isolation centre at the Onikan Stadium, it was learnt on Thursday.

It was observed that work was ongoing at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium (formerly Onikan Stadium), with tents being mounted on the pitch.

The Nation gathered that the centre might be ready for use in a few days, with others planned for Badagry, Ikorodu, Epe and Ikeja.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, confirmed the development.

This is as the police expressed satisfaction with residents’ compliance with social distancing and market closure.

Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu, who led members of his team on inspection across the state, said all markets were completely closed save for those selling essential commodities.

Police spokesman Bala Elkana, added: “The CP, however, noticed that passengers sat side by side in buses without recourse to social distancing guidelines.

“He advised motorists to put two passengers per row instead of the usual four, in other to avoid body contacts. “The Commissioner of Police used the medium to appreciate the good people of Lagos State for their patriotism in obeying the safety regulations put in place by Government.

“For information or complaints regarding non-compliance, call the following numbers: 09010512285, 09010512286, 09010512287 and 09010512288.”

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