- While churches are planning to hold the annual cross-over service, the police command in Lagos will not be tolerating disobedience to COVID-19 protocols
- The force in the state has ordered all its personnel to be on the lookout for persons who will try to be defiant
- The order was issued on Thursday, December 31, by the commissioner of police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu
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The police command in Lagos has ordered all officers to enforce the 12am to 4am curfew earlier imposed by the Presidential Task Force on OCVID-19 to slow down the second wave of the deadly virus during the festive season.
The new order of the command was given by the state's commissioner for police, Hakeen Odumosu, on Thursday, December 31, Punch reports.
Odumosu, in a statement signed by the police's spokesman in the state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that the use of facemasks and social distancing in public places must be enforced.
Moreover, the police maintained that recreational centres like nightclubs, bars, and lounges must remain closed till further notice.
Part of the statement read:
"The commissioner of police reiterated that they must enforce the use of face mask regularly at public places (markets/malls), social distancing, total closure of night clubs, bars, lounges, event centres, no social party, street carnivals, use of an infra-red thermometer to check body temperature, sanitisers and enforcement of the imposed curfew between 12 midnight and 4am.
"All area commanders and DPOs must ensure such due enforcement in their various offices across the command; noting that COVID-19 is real and we must do everything possible within our reach to halt its spread.”
Earlier, the federal government had restricted the number of persons that would be allowed in religious and festive gatherings with effect from Tuesday, December 22.
The government's directive was announced on Monday, December 21, by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.
For the next five weeks, the number of persons to be seen at religious gatherings must be less than 50% of the usual capacity of the worship centre in question.
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