There are news reports flying around that Lagos state is on lockdown. This impression created by such report has drawn the attention of Lagos state government. Even though there are certain stringent measures by the state governor to curtail the spread of the virus, locking down the state isn’t one of them.
Mr. Governor, who is the Incident Commander, only urged private sector establishments to introduce measures that will support the government’s efforts at curtailing the spread of COVID-19.
Governor Sanwo-Olu suggested that banks should enhance their online banking services to enable their customers have transactions without visiting banking halls.
All markets that are not selling food, pharmaceutical products, water, medical equipment and other essential materials are to close down.
Workers providing essential services – Fire Service, Emergency, health, water, telecommunication, security, media and others – are exempted from this directive.
The Sanwo-Olu Administration is concerned about the rising number of COVID-19 cases, hence it is adopting measures to keep residents safe.
Residents are to observe simple hygiene measures, such as washing hands with soap and water, covering mouth while sneezing or coughing and consulting a doctor when feeling ill. Anyone feeling unwell should stay indoors.
Report all suspected cases of COVID-19 through these emergency hotlines – 08000CORONA, 08023169485, 08033535529, 08052817243.
Some of the states on lockdown in Nigeria are Rivers state, Niger state and Gombe state.
Do you think there will come a time when Lagos state will be on lockdown due to this pandemic?