Sanwo-Olu at the commissioning of the 150-bed isolation centre

A 150-bed COVID-19 isolation centre was commissioned in Lagos today by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as the state faces a surge in cases.

The centre is at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.

It was built by CACOVID, with funds donated by a coalition of private sector Nigerian businesses.

Inside the isolation centre in Yaba


Sanwo-Olu, right with some of the guests at the commissioning

Lagos certainly needs more bed spaces, with a caseload of 10,026 COVID-19 cases as at Saturday..

The bulk of the cases are active.

Only 1419 cases have been successfully managed and discharged, according to the Ministry of Health.