COVID-19: Lagos Police Extends Enforcement to Markets, Eateries, Others

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Bala Elkana
Police Spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana

Chiamaka Ozulumba

As part of efforts to curb further spread of COVID-19, Lagos State Police Command said it will extend enforcement on public gatherings to markets, eateries, clubs, among others.

In a statement made available to THISDAY Wednesday, the Lagos Police PRO, DSP Elkana Bala, said the command had commenced work by shutting down eight clubs, six event centres, eight places of worship and 15 schools for non compliance.

Bala said: “The enforcement will now be extended to all markets and stores, except markets that sell food items, water, medicine, pharmacies, medical equipment and other related essential life saving products, with effect from Thursday March 26.

“Corporate bodies such as financial institutions, telecommunication companies and businesses not affected by the ban should also ensure that both their employees, customers and clients are not more than 25 in number at a time. Staff should be posted to ATM stands to ensure that customers using the services space themselves to avoid body contact.”

“Hotels should only operate lodging and accommodation services with minimal number of staff on duty. Conference and event halls, swimming pools and other services attracting crowds should be suspended in line with the order and directives of the Government,” he added.