Sanwo-Olu gives new directives on Lagos lockdown

Sanwo-Olu gives new directives on Lagos lockdown

- Governor Sanwo-Olu has banned Okada activities in Lagos

- The governor also limited the operation of Keke Napep in the state

- Also, Sanwo-Olu directed that all schools in the state will remain closed until further notice

Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu has given new directives following the national broadcast of President Muhammadu Buhari which effectively changed the lockdown status of the state.

The president who had in his broadcast directed a partial reopening of the state said governors are free to modify the directive based on their state's peculiarities.

In line with this, the Lagos governor has on Wednesday, April 29, directed that all schools in the state remain closed while at the same time suspending all commercial motorcycling (Okada) operation.

The governor also limited the operations of tricycle (keke napep) to only two passengers at most.

Also, Sanwo-Olu banned vehicles carrying foods of more than 7 passengers into and out of Lagos.

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Going further, the governor said markets in the state will open from 9am to 3pm on selected days.

"All entertainment centres including gyms, spa, recreational facilities inside private estates are to remain closed for two weeks. This would be reviewed after 2 weeks," the governor added.

Also, Sanwo-Olu imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in the state from Monday, May 4. Specifically, curfew starts at 8pm to 6am.

Meanwhile, had reported that the Lagos state government has discharged 49 more COVID-19 patients from its isolation centres at Yaba and Onikan to reunite with society.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this at an ongoing press conference in Marina according to a tweet Gboyega Akosile, the governor's chief press secretary on Wednesday evening, April 29. also reported Nigeria hit a hair-raising 1,532 figure-benchmark of coronavirus cases as Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night, April 28, announced 195 new cases, the highest daily figure recorded so far by the agency.

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In a series of tweets on its verified Twitter handle as at 11:50 pm, NCDC made the announcement as Nigeria's coronavirus cases soared beyond a thousand radar in less than three months after the index case.

80 of the cases were recorded in Lagos with Kano coming second on the log with a whopping 38 cases - the highest reported so far since the outbreak of the virus in the state. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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