The immediate closure of a popular place in Edo state, Lagos Street, an epicenter of trade and commerce in Benin, has been ordered by the Edo State Government to check the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
This was announced by the special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie.
in a statement made available to newsmen, the decision to shut down trading/business activities on Lagos Street, close to Oba ovonramwen square was necessitated by the disobedience of residents to comply with the state government’s directives to participate in the ongoing screening and testing exercise for COVID-19, as part of efforts to contain the pandemic.
He said if residents of the area refuse to take part in the exercise to protect themselves, the place will remain closed
He added that “the participation of all residents in the exercise is important in curtailing the spread of the virus in the state.
“Being a business hub, a large number of residents in Benin City and other parts of the state visit Lagos Street daily for various activities making the area a hotspot for the spread of COVID-19. This makes it important for residents and other persons in the area to participate in the exercise.
Lagos Street will remain closed to all forms of activities until the residents participate in the screening and testing exercise” he added.
Source: Naija News