The Lagos state government says it is ready to begin the search for COVID-19 patients around various communities in the state.
Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, made this known during a joint ministerial press briefing on COVID-19 intervention in Ikeja, the state capital, on Thursday.
Abayomi said the exercise tagged “Community Active Case Search” will run for a period of two weeks in the first instance.
He noted that officials enforcing the activity will carry identification tags and a letter of introduction from the state government.
The commissioner had earlier announced that the state was tracing 2,450 contacts of COVID-19 patients.
Abayomi called for the cooperation of residents to ensure the success of the exercise.
“In the coming days, some of our health workers will be moving around in pairs to administer an electronic questionnaire at homes and healthcare facilities to make inquiries about symptoms of cough, cold and fever.
“This is in a bid to intensify our search for possible cases of COVID-19 in different communities across the state.
“I implore you to give them your maximum support by providing accurate information that would help in containing this pandemic quickly,” he said.