Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has revealed that the government might resort to mass burials, as a way to decongest crowded mortuaries in the state.
The Lagos State Governor while giving an update on Coronavirus on Saturday noted that mortuaries in the state are Sanwo-Olu while giving an update on the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, explained that mortuaries are congested as a result of the lockdown.
Governor Sanwo-Olu in his statement clarified that the deaths were not those of victims of the pandemic.
He noted that aside from the lockdown, the mortuary is congested due to the recent Lenten period, during which many Christian bodies forbid burying their loved ones.
“Because of this inability to hold funerals occasioned by the restriction of movement, our mortuaries in Lagos, we are now getting to the peak. And, there is a need for us to have a decongestion.”
“If we are not able to see decongestion of the mortuaries across the state within the next two weeks, Lagos State Government might be compelled to seek to have mass burials and we do not want to force this on anyone and that is why we are asking for cooperation,” Sanwo-Olu said.
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