BREAKING: Lagos Govt shuts down schools, restricts religious gatherings over rising cases of COVID-19

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Lagos state government has shut down schools, following the reported increase in Covid-19 cases in the state.

 

NEWS FLAKES NG reports that Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor, gave the directive in a statement on Friday.

 

He said that “All schools must shut down with immediate effect, and until further notice”.

 

The governor equally banned night clubs, concerts, carnivals and street parties in other to stem the spread of the virus.

 

He gave stringent conditions for Church, mosque, office and market operations.

 

Read his statement below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG:

 

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

 

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

 

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“The midnight to 4a.m curfew imposed by the Federal Government remains in place.

 

“The protocol of ‘No Mask No Entry’ must be enforced by all public places: Offices, Businesses, Markets, Shops, and so on.

 

 

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“All Places of worship (Churches, Mosques, etc.) must ensure that no gathering exceeds two hours, and also that no gathering exceeds 50% of the maximum capacity of the Venue.

 

“A minimum of two meters’ distance should be maintained between seated or standing guests.

 

“All guests and service providers at events MUST wear nose masks/coverings before entry.”

 

Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG had earlier reported that Nigeria on Thursday reported 1,145 new cases of COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said.

 

The figure was the highest ever infection recorded in one day since recordkeeping commenced in March.

 

According to the NCDC, total COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now sums up to 76,207 cases. While 67,110 cases have been discharged, the country has recorded 1201 deaths across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.

 

 

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