- Markets in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja can now open between 10am and 2pm daily
- These are markets in states where a lockdown was imposed
- Also, supermarkets and food stores are also allowed to open between 10am and 4pm
In a move to ease the burden placed on residents of Lagos, FCT and Ogun states, the federal government has announced that all markets in these states will be allowed to open between 10am and 2pm daily.
This was disclosed by the national coordinator of the presidential task force on COVID-19, Aliyu Sani, Channels TV reports.
“For markets, only shops and stalls selling food and groceries shall be allowed to open to customers between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm,” he said.
Going further, he said supermarkets and food stores are allowed to operate between 10am and 4pm.
He also tasked all owners and managers to embark on a thorough screening of staff and customers.
“On arrival, all staff must be screened for a high temperature and all those found to have a high body temperature above 38, will be denied entry and advised to seek immediate medical attention.
“All deliveries for supplies and products for these supermarkets must be made between the hours of 5:00 am and 9:00 am,” Sani added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Ondo state government has ordered the closure of its boundaries to the neighbouring states of Ekiti, Osun, Kogi, Edo and Ogun from Thursday, April 2, as a precautionary measure against the Covid-19.
Donald Ojogo, the commissioner for information and orientation, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Akure.
Ojogo explained that the trend in respect of COVID-19 and the possibility of its undeterminable spread was observed, saying this informed the directive.
“Ondo State has ordered the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states of Ekiti, Osun, Kogi, Edo and Elefon, our coastal border with Ogun, which in the recent past, has witnessed heavy human traffic from Lagos and Ogun,” he said.
According to him, the order prohibits inter-state travels into the state and takes effect from 6pm on Thursday, April 2.
He further said that security operatives, as well as monitoring teams, had been put on alert to enforce the order as part of measures already taken to stem COVID-19 incursion into Ondo State.
“To his glory, Ondo state has remained one of the states in the country without a single confirmed case of COVID-19.
“This is an uncommon grace government and indeed the people must not take for granted.
“As a way of thanking God and seeking His face for this immeasurable grace and continuous favour, government hereby declares a three-day period of fasting and prayers from Thursday to Saturday for Ondo state and the country at large.
“Government, therefore, urges the good people of Ondo State to use this period to stand firm in prayers and remain inexorable in His praise as mankind faces this pandemic.
“May God sustain His grace upon Ondo state,” he said.
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