The Lagos State Government has commenced plans to set up makeshift isolation centres that would be nearer to the people, The Nation learnt on Thursday.
This idea accompanied the announcement of more validated cases of COVID-19 with fears that the figures may skyrocket in coming days.
It was gathered that the state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu mulled the concept of makeshift isolation centres on Tuesday however did not provide extra details.
However, checks round the city confirmed that work was ongoing at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium former Onikan Stadium with tents being mounted on the pitch.
The Nation gathered that the Onikan centre may be geared up for use in few days time, whilst more would be put in areas like Badagry, Ikorodu, Epe and Ikeja.
Contacted, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso verified the development to our Correspondent.
Meanwhile, the police on Thursday expressed satisfaction at the degree of compliance with the social distancing and market closure exhibited by residents.
Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu who led individuals of his team on inspection throughout the state, stated all markets had been totally closed save for those selling quintessential commodities.
“Together we will stop the unfold of COVID-19. For information or complaints regarding non compliance call the following numbers:
09010512285, 09010512286, 09010512287 and 09010512288,” he said.