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Lagos State imposes compulsory curfew from Sunday, March 29

Lagos State Government has said that it may have to consider a fresh lockdown due to the increase in coronavirus cases in the state and the country.⁣

Due to the rising cases of Coronavirus in Lagos State,  the Governor, Sanwo-Olu has directed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state, starting from Sunday to allow the state to carry out a comprehensive disinfection of the metropolis.
He also said the state would close the domestic airport.


He said, “I am hereby directing a statewide curfew from 8pm to 6am, starting from Sunday until further notice. This is to enable us to carry out comprehensive disinfection of the Lagos Metropolis.


“I am pleased to note that we have taken possession of over 200 disinfecting machines, and starting today, we will be disinfecting all major highways, bus stops, markets, parks, and other public areas.


“With effect from Sunday, we will be closing the domestic airport in Lagos, the General Aviation Terminal and the MM2. All movements in and out of Lagos through the two domestic terminals will, therefore, be suspended from Sunday for two weeks in the first instance. The only exceptions will be flights carrying essential supplies and those on emergency operations.”


He further said travelling in and out of Lagos would be restricted on Sunday, adding that all inter-state motor parks should shut down for two weeks.


The governor also signed into law the Emergency Coronavirus Pandemic Bill 2020 passed by the House of Assembly.
The law empowers the governor to punish violators of the shutdown order policy.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Akinyosade

    March 28, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    There is another circular some minutes ago that there is no need for the curfew because the disinfectants are not toxic. The purpose if the curfew was because of the disinfectant but the governor has been assured of the safety hence no need for curfew

  2. Oluwatoyin Ashafa

    March 28, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    There’s no need for curfew, infact this is famine approaching this our nation.

  3. Hajia jummah

    March 28, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    Curfew between 8pm and 6am is still okay for purification even if the disinfectants are not affecting people health wise, some people are still allergic to such fumigation. Kudos to our governor and his team

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