Many on the run in Lagos after testing positive – Commissioner
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, said yesterday that many people who tested positive for coronavirus were running away from being taken to isolation centers for treatment.
Abayomi said this was one of the reasons the state still has unoccupied beds at the isolation centers despite recording more cases than its bed-capacity.
He spoke at the state secretariat yesterday when responding to the question on the discrepancy between the occupancy of the isolation centers and the number of active cases in the state.
“There is also a situation that we experienced, when we test people, sometimes we find it difficult to find them. The ambulances will go into the community, people will flee their homes, and they make it difficult for us to find them,” he said.