The state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, stated this on Wednesday during a discussion on Instagram on the effects of COVID-19 on the health care system.
Abayomi, who tweeted highlights of the conversation, #ShopTalkHealth, urged members of the public to confirm their coronavirus status if they felt ill.
He explained that government was making efforts to flatten the curve.
“We have exceeded the containment phase now. We are at the active community transmission stage. We will be concentrating on people with severe cases and isolating them, while mild cases will be managed at home. Our attention is shifting to community based isolation,” the commissioner tweeted.
He noted that the government also planned to adopt birth control as a strategy to curb the spread of the virus.
Abayomi said the government had inaugurated two mother and child centres and planned to build more.
In a related development, 17 COVID-19 patients have been released from the various isolation centres in Lagos State.
The state Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said they had all been reunited with their families.
“This brings to 649 the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos,” he added.
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