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Lagos joins hunt for 90 travelers, asks residents not to panic



The Lagos State Government on its part asked residents not to panic over the 90 travellers.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, said the state had set machinery in motion to track the travellers.

According to Omotosho, the state government was making moves to address the situation.

“The Federal Government beefed up security at the airport and decided that people coming in from Turkey, Brazil, India, where the new variant of COVID-19 is coming from, observe the seven-day isolation. The state government, being in support of this, provided personnel and equipment to ensure we don’t make any mistake that can cause another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently tracking the people declared persons of interest by the Federal Government. I am also happy to announce that there are many others who are observing the protocols and are under isolation; they are being supervised by our medical officials. I don’t have an idea (how the foreigners beat the security system), but you know people do things to break the law. But it is no longer business as usual. We have technology in place to track such people and monitor their passports and movements. Once you are on the database, there is no way you can escape the isolation and if you do that, there is a way of tracking you and as it is now, people can get punished for doing that,” he said.          

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