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COVID-19: Stop Pranking Health Workers, Lagos Govt Tells Residents

A file photograph of Lagos State Commissioner for Well being, Professor Akin Abayomi. Picture: Twitter- @ProfAkinAbayomi



The Lagos State Commissioner for Well being, Akin Abayomi, has decried the speed of irrelevant calls obtained on the emergency traces arrange for COVID-19 instances.

He described the calls as ‘very distracting’ within the administration of coronavirus outbreak within the state and Nigeria, on the whole.

Abayomi made the remarks on Monday whereas giving an replace on how the state is dealing with COVID-19 pandemic.

He stated, “80 per cent of the calls we obtain are hoaxes. Folks name in with aggressive language.

“They block our name centre traces and make it troublesome for the folks that actually need assistance to get via.”

“11 per cent of the calls we obtain are welcome – they’re asking for data.

“Solely 9 per cent of the calls are literally legitimate calls, however solely 4 per cent of the legitimate calls have resulted in a purple flag,” he added.

The commissioner lamented additional that the calls have been changing into worrisome and disturbing the interventions of the federal government in flattening the curve of coronavirus an infection.

He, subsequently, urged residents to desist from making pointless calls to the 08000CORONA traces, pranking well being employees, in addition to the aggressive use of language to workers of the ministry.

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