- A serious curfew might be imposed in Lagos very soon over coronavirus
- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu confirmed this on Friday, March 27
- Sanwo-Olu said that this will happen when the death toll from the disease in the state rises to a certain number
The governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, March 27, alerted residents that a complete lockdown of the state, due to the spread of coronavirus, is imminent.
Speaking at a press briefing in Marina, Sanwo-Olu stated that the government will be forced to make the decision once the death toll from the disease rises to a certain number, PM News reports.
He revealed that so far, the state has at least 44 confirmed cases with three persons being discharged after testing negative for the virus.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Lagos state government had disinfected bus stops and motor parks in the metropolis.
The disinfection was carried out over the rampaging coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world. The measure was specifically designed to stop the spread of the disease that has forced many Nigerian states into partial lockdown including Lagos.
Lagos remained one of the most populated states in Nigeria and efforts of the government to contain the disease will go a long way in protecting citizens of the country.
In another post, Legit.ng that the state government had declared that it did not give directive on a total lockdown of the state.
This was disclosed by the commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso. He said the attention of the government had been drawn to news reports that Lagos was on lockdown.
This followed Governor Sanwo-Olu’s update on the steps taken to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
According to Omotoso, the impression created by such reports was erroneous. He said the state was not on lockdown, in spite of the stringent measures introduced by the government.
Going further, he disclosed that the governor only urged the private sector establishments to introduce measures that would support the government’s efforts at curtailing the spread of COVID-19.
He added that the governor only suggested that banks should enhance their online banking services to enable their customers to have transactions without visiting banking halls.
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