Lagos COVID-19 Lockdown news update – Concerts, nightclubs remain banned

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has in a Saturday statement addressed some of the issues surrounding the resurgence of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu said in his statement that Lagos residents cannot afford another total lockdown of the state and advised the people to take all COVID-19 safety precautions seriously.

The governor said concerts, carnivals and street parties are banned in Lagos State until further notice. The letter also instructed the immediate shutdown of all night clubs in the state.

Here are other new COVID-19 directives from Lagos Government:

1. All public servants from GL 14 and below, except emergency workers and first responders, are to work from home as from Monday, December 21st for the next 14 days – in the first instance.

2. All schools must shut down with immediate effect, and until further notice.

3. Concerts, carnivals and street parties are banned in Lagos State until further notice.

4. Night clubs have not been allowed to open yet. All night clubs in Lagos must immediately shut down, until further notice.

5. Midnight to 4 am curfew imposed by the Federal Government remains in place.

6. The protocol of ‘No Mask No Entry’ must be enforced by all public places: Offices, Businesses, Markets, Shops, and so on. Hand sanitizers or handwashing units are to be positioned at the entry point and various spots.

7. All places of worship (Churches, Mosques, etc.) must ensure that no gathering exceeds two hours and also that no gathering exceeds 50 per cent of the maximum capacity of the venue.

8. Health, Safety and Environment Officers must be present at all public gatherings (religious or social) and must be trained in basic first aid procedures.

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