Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of all markets, shops and restaurants in the state, as a means of curtailing the spread of coronavirus disease.
The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said at a press conference after the state security council meeting that except the shop where pharmaceuticals and food items are sold no other shop will be allowed to open with effect from Thursday, March 26.
Sanwo-Olu said that the partial lock down became necessary due to the increasing cases of Covid-19 in Lagos State, adding that markets will be opened in various schools to ensure people have access to food.
He ordered restaurants, eateries to only offer take away and not eat-in services.
“The law enforcement agents are fully empowered to enforce the directives. Gatherings in any form must not exceed 25 persons against the earlier directive of 50 persons.” he noted.