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COVID-19: Lagos begins decontamination of secretariat, agencies


As part of preventive measures to curtail the spread of the second wave of the COVID-19, The Lagos State government, yesterday, commenced the full decontamination/fumigation of offices in the state secretariat complexes and other governmental offices.

A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Mrs. Belinda Odeneye, stated that the exercise had become necessary to reduce the risk of the spread of coronavirus at the secretariat. 

She emphasised that the government will continue to adopt safety protocols to ensure COVID-19 does not further spread in the state, saying the fumigation exercise will be a continuous exercise until the pandemic is contained.

Odeneye said the decontamination exercise which commenced on Friday, January 15, 2021 with the Ministries of the Environment and Water Resources, Lands Bureau, and Physical Planning and Urban Development, is expected to end on Saturday January 30, 2021.

The statement added that the exercise commences at 2pm during the weekdays, while it would start at 8am on weekends, urging workers to vacate their offices and complex on stipulated days to avoid inhaling chemicals used during fumigation exercise.


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