- Some pharmacies around Igando general hospital have locked their stores
- This is in compliance with the directive of the state and federal government
- Meanwhile, the only coffin shop in the axis is open and ready for business
As Lagosians begin 14 days of lockdown over the menace of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, pharmacies close to the Igando general hospital in Alimosho area of the state have locked their stores in compliance with the directive of the state and the federal government.
However, in contrast to the locked pharmacies, the only coffin shop in the axis is open and ready for business.
When Legit.ng reporter called one of the pharmacies, using the phone number on the banner in front of the store, the man who identified himself as the owner of the pharmacy said the decision to lock up was as a result of the directive from the government.
The fact that a pharmacy store is part of essential service exempted in the lockdown was pointed to him and he said even if that is the case, transporting his workers to work will be a herculean task.
Reacting to the development on social media, Sunday Kene, a Facebook user blamed the government for not having a clear communication strategy on the lockdown.
"This a fallout of poor communication skills on the part of government agencies concerned. In advanced nations, the minister of communication would have done a comprehensive clarification of how it affects every aspect of society.
"From all indications, many people are not clear about how it affects them, especially those in essential services," he added.
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On his part, Macauley Temitope posited that "hospitals might have buses to take their staff to work but in the case of Pharmacy, they don't have, how will the pharmacy management ensure they get to work. Government should also provide an alternative for them if they actually want them to open."
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, March 29, declared a total lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja (which took effect on Monday, March 30) as a means to deal with the outbreak.
The president gave the directive in a presidential broadcast on Sunday evening, March 29, adding that the directive will be for an initial period of 14 days.
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