Covid: Sanwo-Olu Issues Warning To Travellers Over COVID-19 Tests

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has warned that COVID-19 tests from public health facilities won’t be accepted for travel purposes.

Sanwo-Olu stated this while providing an update on the COVID-19 situation in the state on Sunday.

According to the Lagos governor, outbound an inbound travellers should make use of the 21 private laboratories accredited by the Lagos state government for COVID-19 testing.

“Anyone wishing to test as a requirement for either outbound or inbound travel or other work-related requirements must do so at any of the 21 private laboratories accredited by Lagos State for COVID testing,” Sanwo-Olu said.

Sanwo-Olu added that his administration will not relax in making oxygen available free of charge to patients that may need it, noting that the state was on the verge of delivering its second oxygen plant at the Gbagada General Hospital.

The Govenor also added that when the COVID-19 vaccines are eventually delivered to Lagos State, frontline workers, persons with co-morbidities, essential workers, and the elderly who are within the age bracket of 50 to over 65 years will be given priority access.

“The Government will keep the integrity of the vaccines intact along the entire supply and distribution chain, while also ensuring approved dosages are complied with.

“The state will follow up on possible post-vaccination adverse event; the monitoring strategy will be diligently followed in line with protocols of pharmaceutical public safety,” he added.