Fear has gripped some residents of Lagos State as the National Center for Disease Control, NCDC, confirmed thirty-two new cases of Coronavirus on Friday.
This is the highest number of Coronavirus cases recorded in the state since its outbreak.
As at Friday, the number of cases in Lagos stood at 283.
The new development has generated reactions from Lagos residents who have expressed worries that the virus may have reached the stage of community spread.
Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter…
@Yung_stunning “It’s worrisome as the number of coronavirus cases is intensifying every day. The government needs to do better in curbing Coronavirus. As we are critically confronting uphill. This is a period we need to see ourselves as one Nigeria and financially support one another.”
@Oolumide_ ,”51 new cases and 32 in Lagos; all in one day. Father Lord, you can’t be looking at us like this.”
@Uncle_Ajala, “51 new cases of COVID-19 in a day and 32 in Lagos out of the 51… mehn this Coronavirus is just rising anyhow and it’s so scary.”
@Alan “51 new cases, 32 in Lagos. Lagos people aren’t staying indoors and observing this self isolation.Stay indoors and stop spreading the virus!!
@Iambussie “32 in Lagos, Coronavirus in Lagos has certainly entered the community transmission stage.Long journey back now
@Deragisele “32 in Lagos? Lagos is now the Wuhan of Nigeria! 32 at once! It’s almost a month and things are getting worse.”
@Adekunleblaq “32 in Lagos just in a day, community transmission is in full gear. May God help us for what is to come because make we no lie, our health care system cannot handle such pressure.”
@SmartAtuadi, “32 in Lagos confirmed the positive of Coronavirus. If you aren’t scared before, then you should now. You should start taking responsibility if you have not so before now. Also join in the advocacy in your own little way around your neighbourhood. Tell people to follow directives.”
@Iambashirm “These seemingly high new cases are due to more testing. NCDC, do more massive testing to unravel the magnitude of community transmission. Nigerians, stay at home and stay safe. Together we shall overcome.”
@Horpeez, “Please let’s just stay at home. It can be tiring but it’s for the good of everyone. Before you go out, think about your life, family, friends, business, things you are yet to achieve. This will be over soon by God’s Grace. 32 in Lagos alone is freaking much.”
@Iamempress “32 in Lagos. Lagosians have moved to mass sharing this thing. Probably 1 in 10 people are most likely to be infected but because of stubbornness and “corona is a scam in Nigeria,” we won’t stay at home, thereby putting innocent people at risk.”
@Yorregularngn, “With the new report on 32 in Lagos, I think Nigerian need to rethink our need to “hustle” as it’s costing us more to rebel. Let’s be responsible please.”