Lagos state authorities have announced that they might enter the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
Lagos is Nigeria's largest commercial city - a home to at least 22 million people.
Authorities said this is because of the arrival of a new strain of the virus that's called "delta variant".
Lagos Covid 19 third wave: Any threat?
The state government said they've noticed rapid increase in confirmed cases within the last three months. And the isolation centres has been witnessing increase.
Lagos and Oyo states are the first to anoounce that they have started getting fresh cases of the new delta variant.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control [NCDC] last week, announced the arrival of the new variant in the country.
NCDC added that the new Delta variant has already shown face in about 90 countries around the world.
Moving forward, NCDC and the two states said they've put new measures in place to stop the third wave before it will cause major harm.
Because of this new threat, Lagos state said they will begin aggressive testing for the virus.
"We have already tested 563,679 people since the pandemic started". Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said.
Both states said people should maintain all Covid-19 safety protocols which include: Use of nose mask in public places, social distancing, temperature check, provision for handwashing and sanitizers.
Lagos State directed all gathering points to roll at 50 percent capacity, including religious meetings.
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