Sanwo-Olu Performs ‘Leg Shake’ With Hamzat At Infectious Disease Hospital
More than 83,774 people have been infected; 2,867 have so far died from the deadly Coronavirus, with Nigeria having reported its first case of the ailment after an Italian citizen tested positive in Lagos.
The patient was immediately quarantined at the IDH.
However, It was reported that he had attempted to escape after complaining of excessive heat and mosquitoes, in a development that stirred up a wave of criticism as regards healthcare standards.
On Saturday, Akin Abayomi, the Lagos commissioner of health, disclosed that the Italian had been moved to the new facility built to contain infectious diseases, prompting the governor’s trip thereto for inspection.
Among those with whom the governor went for the inspection are Hamzat, the commissioner for health and other members of his entourage.
In a video shared on Twitter by Jubril Gawat, senior special assistant on new media to the governor, Sanwo-Olu is seen performing the “leg shake”, a practice that has become customary since citizens have been advised to restrict touches. Hamzat, during their visit to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Yaba amid Coronavirus fears.
UPDATE: The Incident Commander, The Governor of Lagos State, Mr @jidesanwoolu just arrived … He is here to see for himself and show Lagosians and Nigerians that we are indeed ready and we have started … @ProfAkinAbayomi @LSMOH @thetundeajayi @gboyegaakosile @NCDCgov pic.twitter.com/kax8ba7aTq
— Jubril A. Gawat (@Mr_JAGs) March 1, 2020