Following the continuous escalation of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday directed that Christmas carnival, concerts, and street Jamz have been banned until further notice.
AllNews gathered that Governor Sanwo-Olu who made this known in a statement also returned the restriction that in places of worship in the state, no gathering must exceed 50 percent of the maximum capacity of the venue.
He maintained that all public servants from Grade Level 14 and below, except emergency workers and first responders, to work from home for the next 14 days starting from Monday, December 21 in the first instance.
The COVID-19 Incident Commander said that there was a resurgence of COVID-19 and the state could not afford to relax the battle against the virus. He, therefore, appealed to residents that the issue should be tackled as a serious matter.
Sanwo-Olu advised Lagosians to use the festive season to spend quality time in small but controlled gatherings with family and friends in the spirit of the season.
He warned that the state government would not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law to bear on any person or organization caught breaching public health regulations and protocols with regards to the coronavirus disease.
According to the statement, “This second wave calls for a full re-awakening of caution and precaution. The complacency that crept in over the last few months as a result of our early interventions when cases started to decline from our peak in August, must now give way to an abundance of vigilance.
As a measure against a possible second wave of COVID-19, Sanwo-Olu asked all public servants from GL 14 and below, except emergency workers and first responders, to work from home from Monday, December 21st for the next 14 days – in the first instance.
“The following measures must be noted and complied with: All public servants from GL 14 and below, except emergency workers and first responders, are to work from home as from Monday, December 21st for the next 14 days – in the first instance.
“All schools must shut down with immediate effect, and until further notice.
“This suggests the existence of active community transmission and represents the very likely possibility of the emergence of the second wave in Lagos State.
He also said all schools must shut down with immediate effect, and until further notice, while concerts, carnivals, and street parties are banned in Lagos State until further notice, just as night clubs have not been allowed to open yet, so all night clubs in Lagos must immediately shut down, until further notice.