(COVID-19): Sanwi-Olu Shuts Down Markets Lagos Over Coronavirus

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered that all markets and stores in Lagos state should be closed down, effective from Thursday, March 26.

However, the governor who disclosed this in a press conference on Tuesday, made some exemptions on the order, which includes markets and stores in the business of selling foodstuff, water and medical equipment.

He said;

“It is not a total lockdown, we still want people on essential services to go about their normal activities.

“We are trying to de-centralise markets in Lagos. This is why we want to use some of our closed schools as markets, so people can buy food and medicine without going a long distance.

“It is only when you are alive that you can talk about economics and finance.”

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