Coronavirus: Lagos State to Begin Mass Burial – Sanwo-Olu
The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has admitted they might resort to mass burials, as a way to congest crowded mortuaries in the state.
He spoke at a press briefing on Saturday, while giving updates on the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
However, he made it clear that the deaths were not those of victims of the pandemic.
“If we’re unable to see a decongestion of mortuaries across the state within the next two weeks, Lagos state government will now be compelled to seek to have a mass burial and we would not want to force this on anybody, which is why we are asking for the cooperation of all of us,” he said.
“This is not the time when you need to wait for your brother or your sister or your sibling, who is 10,000km or 6,000km away from here for them to come back before you can have the funeral.
“These are very difficult times and I can imagine that families and relatives and siblings will understand that we need to have this and we need to put this behind us.
“So, we are reiterating it again that we’ll give two weeks window and we’ll expect a lot of people to comply after which the state government might have to take other decisions in that manner.”