Coronavirus: Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Lagos Markets
The Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of all markets except those selling important commodities such as foodstuff, water, medical supplies, amongst others.
The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, revealed this on Tuesday during a press briefing, and it is to take effect from Thursday, March 26.
“All markets and stalls except those selling food items, water, medicines, pharmacies, medical equipment, and other related essential life-saving products are hereby directed to close effective from Thursday, March 26th, 2020 for seven days at the first instance,” he said.
In the same vein, “All fast foods, eateries, restaurants are enjoined to serve takeaway for all their customers with no in-dinning service permitted whatsoever.
“Shops in malls that are not selling any of these initially mentioned essential daily needs are all meant to close down from Thursday”.
According to the governor, he added that more shopping channels would be opened within communities so that people can easily purchase daily essentials.
“We are trying to extend some of our shopping channels by using some of our open spaces in some of our closed schools, …meaning that we want to open up more markets for people to have more access to food and essentials.
“This will start in two days’ time (Thursday, March 26) and we will tell you where these markets will be in these new school spaces”.