Lagos State Government Orders Closure of Markets, Stores Over Coronavirus

The Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday ordered the closure of all markets and stores to contain the spread of coronavirus. The closure of markets will commence from Thursday 26th March and for seven days in the first instance. This new order was given by the governor while giving updates on the COVID-19 situation in the state house correspondence at the Lagos House, Marina.

Markets and stores selling foods, water, drugs and medical equipment and other related life- saving items are exempted from the closure order. The governor said that all confirmed positive cases are doing well.

“I am pleased to note that all our confirmed cases, bar the ones that have since been discharged, are doing well and are all in stable condition”.

The state according to the governor is working very hard in identifying other isolation centers across the five divisional zones of Ikeja; Badagry; Ikorodu; Lagos Island and Epe to ensure a seamless and coordinated approach towards the quick identification and isolation of suspected cases without overwhelming the mainland infectious diseases hospital in Yaba.