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Coronavirus: Lagos Govt Shut Down All Markets




The Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Government of Lagos State has shut down all markets in order to curb the spread of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19).

Naija News reports that the order will take effect from Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Speaking in a press conference on Tuesday, Sanwo-Olu stated that those not affected are shops selling essential commodities such as medical equipment, water, foodstuff.

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.”

There are currently 44 cases of coronavirus in Nigeria, with most in Lagos.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.