Lagos State government is partnering with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) in setting up a new isolation and treatment centre at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena (formerly Onikan Stadium) as additional measure to handle the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The state government has stepped up measures to contain the spread of the virus by converting the National Stadium into an isolation centre, a move that would help the state prepare for worst case scenarios.
Cases of the coronavirus is on a daily increase in the country and currently stands at 51 confirmed cases, with Lagos having the largest share of the outbreak in the country.
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced on Tuesday that more isolation centres would be built in the event that more cases are recorded in the state to mitigate against travel times the government plans to have the isolation centres located across the five divisions of Lagos- Ikeja, Badagry, Lagos Island, Ikorodu and Epe.
The government believes, it will ensure a seamless and coordinated approach towards the quick identification and isolation of suspected cases without overwhelming the infectious diseases hospital at Yaba.
Considering the rising number of infected persons, Lagos had stepped up partnership with private hospitals to devise guidelines for setting up and operating isolation centres and initiating treatment protocol.
Meanwhile most state governments have also stepped up measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but none is yet to announce construction of isolation centres which could help prepare the country against severe outbreak.