JUST IN: Lagos govt bans social gathering, shutdown schools over COVID-19

By David Abiola

Lagos state government has placed ban on religious and social gathering with more than fifty people across the state as part of its preventive measures against COVID-19.

The government also directed that all schools in the states be shutdown indefinitely.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated this in a tweet on his social media on Thursday.

He noted that, the action was taken to protect this life of the citizens of the states against the deadly disease.

The governor stated that, “as a responsible government, we must take actions to protect our residents from physical and other potential threats.

After consulting with our healthcare professionals over COVID-19, we are closing down schools and limiting religious gathering, we are limiting gatherings and events to no more than 50 people and appropriate social distancing must be observed.

The required government agencies will be monitoring,” he added.

The governor also appealed to the public to take the deadly disease seriously, and observe good personal hygiene and other recommended precautions”.

Lagos holds a strategic position as a force for commerce, trade and travel so we are working with our healthcare professionals and our immigration agencies to strictly enforce the travel restrictions and other measures for COVID-19,” he said.