Coronavirus: Lagos State govt shuts down all schools indefinitely.
The executive governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, just announced on his verified Twitter handle that after due deliberation with health experts, his government has decided to close down all schools and limit the gathering of religious houses till further notice. He explained that this action was necessary so as to curb the spread of coronavirus in the State.
“As a responsible government, we must take actions to protect our residents from physical and other potential threats. After consulting with our healthcare professionals over #COVID19, we are closing down schools and limiting religious gathering.
“We are limiting gatherings and events to no more than 50 people and appropriate social distancing must be observed. The required government agencies will be monitoring. Let us take #COVID19 seriously and observe good personal hygiene and other recommended precautions.”
“Lagos holds a strategic position as a force for commerce, trade and travel so we are working with our healthcare professionals and our immigration agencies to strictly enforce the travel restrictions and other measures for #COVID19. Now is the time to be smart and stand together.”
Similarly, the Ogun State government yesterday banned restaurants, clubs houses and beer parlours over fears of coronavirus.
Recall that Lagos presently have 7 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the State.
This new policy takes effects from Monday 23rd of March, 2020 till further notice.
Source: Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu