Lagos State government in Nigeria has unveiled an impressive isolation and treatment centre for the coronavirus.
The centre built at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena (formerly Onikan Stadium) is being supported by Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB).
The centre with hundreds of beds and ventilators should be useful if the spread of the virus gets worst in Nigeria.
The country has so far recorded at least 89 cases with concerns the spread could surge in the coming days.
Videos of the centre have gone viral with many applauding the Lagos state for the standby treatment centre for the pandemic.
Lagos State Government should be applauded so far for their reponse against the CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK!
This is an isolation center built in ONIKAN STADIUM, LAGOS ISLAND!
I pray we don’t get to that point ! pic.twitter.com/oXAMfZX7by
— Akinnuga Ayobami (@AkinnugaAyobami) March 28, 2020
46 African countries have now reported a total of 3,977 cases of coronavirus with 117 deaths and 286 recoveries across the continent.
We are excited about our private sector partners that are answering the call to assist us with visible impact. Our government will leave no stone unturned to protect our residents. pic.twitter.com/MMBk5ikWYh
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) March 28, 2020
South Africa as a single country has the highest number of cases at 1,170 but north Africa as a region has the highest number of cases.
8 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria, 7 in Lagos and 1 in Benue State.
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 28, 2020
Many African countries are now enforcing lockdowns and curfews to prevent movement of people to contain the spread of the virus.
The African continent since the outbreak of the Coronavirus had recorded relatively low numbers compared to other continents.