The Meiran Primary Health Centre at Agbado/Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos state has been shut down.
According to a statement released by Mosunmola Olabige, chief press secretary to David Famuyiwa, chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo, the action was taken to prevent further spread of COVID-19 after some health workers at the centre contracted the virus.
It says the Chairman has ordered the immediate closure of the Meiran Primary Health Centre In order to contain the spread of coronavirus in the communities.
“This became necessary as some members of staff of the health centre tested positive for the dreaded virus.
“The Chairman also ordered the immediate contact tracing of their colleagues and associates as well as patients who visited the facility in the last few days,” it says.
According to the statement, the chairman also begged the community members to take responsibility for their health and lives by avoiding social events that attract large gatherings.
He added that they have to adhere strictly to the laid-down guidelines on the use of face masks, regular handwashing and the use of sanitisers, maintaining adequate social distancing while in public places in order to wipe out the curve of the pandemic.