Lagos Lockdown Could be Reinstated

The governor of Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, has warned that coronavirus lockdown measures could be reinstated if its citizens continue to flout social distancing rules.

On Monday, Nigeria decided to ease restrictions, following a five-week lockdown in Lagos and the country’s capital, Abuja.

But Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, wrote on Twitter that it was disappointing to see crowds of people at banks and markets across Lagos state ignoring the ban on public gatherings.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

@jidesanwoolu

Low compliance with the guidelines by operators of commercial buses and the flouting of the directive by commercial motorcycles will not be tolerated and the security agencies have been directed to confiscate any motorcycle seen flouting the rules.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

@jidesanwoolu

Getting rid of in our state must be a collective responsibility. It is not something government can do alone. We must all do our part.

The wearing of a face mask in public is not a suggestion. It is a necessity and mandatory.

Nigeria has confirmed almost 4,000 infections and a 117 deaths from Covid-19.

Lagos has been particularly hard hit and the daily increase in recorded cases has doubled in the past few days.

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