Lockdown: RRS officials take over Lagos streets, enlighten youth on COVID-19, social distancing (photo)

Lockdown: RRS officials take over Lagos streets, enlighten youth on COVID-19, social distancing (photo)

- RRS officials have taken over Lagos streets to ensure compliance with lockdown directives

- President Buhari had ordered 14-days lockdown in Lagos and Ogun states

- The RRS commander, Tunji Disu, enlightened youth on how to maintain social distancing

The officials of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) led by their commander, ACP Olatunji Disu, have taken over some areas in Lagos state, following the 14-days lockdown directives given by President Muhammadu Buhari to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Legit.ng's regional reporter, Jamiu Yisa, who monitored the activities, reported that Disu tutored some youth on COVID-19 and the need to observe social distancing.

The RRS commander also enlightened youths who barricaded roads, playing football, while on their way to Ikorodu, on the consequence of flouting the government's directive.

Disu advised them on the need to observe social distancing and the regular washing of their hands in order to stop the spread of the dreaded virus.

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He urged them to go back to their houses, emphasising that the essence of the sit at home order is to minimize social interactions.

Lockdown: RRS officials take over Lagos streets, enlighten youth on COVID-19, social distancing (photo)

RRS officials enlighten youth on COVID-19, social distancing in Lagos.
Source: UGC

After dispersing the youth, he ordered his officers to pick up the tyres they used in blocking the road.

Places visited during the exercise included: Maryland, Ojota, Ketu, Mile 12, Owode-Onirin, Majidun, Ogolonto, Agric, Ikorodu and Ojodu-Berger, Magodo, Sango Old Toll Gate, Liverpool Roundabout among others.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the United Nations (UN) released $2m to the Nigerian government to procure essential medical supplies to help contain the outbreak of pandemic coronavirus in the country.

It was reported that the UN resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, disclosed this at a national conference in Abuja on the COVID-19 crisis.

Speaking on the UN's gestures to the country, the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, said the federal government would ensure resources were deployed to where they are needed most.

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In another report, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife, caused quite a stir on social media on Monday, March 30, when the first class monarch gave a list of herbs that would help boost the immune system and battle coronavirus.

It was reported that in a series of tweets, Oba Ogunwusi talked about the virus and lamented how people failed to believe in traditional alternatives as a treatment for the global pandemic.

According to the monarch, on June 6, 2019, during the World Ifa Festival, it was predicted that a pandemic war would be raged on the world but people failed to believe.

The monarch also revealed that he is working with alternative medicine practitioners and is ready to offer advice on the traditional solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also warned against holding his advice with a fist of levity, adding that "tomorrow may be too late."

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