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COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Bans Parties, Carnivals In Lagos, Night Clubs To Remain Shut

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says any malaria-like symptoms should now be considered and treated as COVID-19 until proven otherwise.

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has placed a ban on all forms of parties and carnivals as the state experience a second-wave of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Naija News reports that Sanwo-Olu announced the latest ban in a statement on Friday.

The governor, who has tested positive for COVID-19, also imposed a curfew from midnight to 4am daily.

Sanwo-Olu ordered night clubs to remain closed till further notice, stressing that there was a need for residents of the Lagos State to wear their facemask.

He said: “Concerts, carnivals and street parties are banned in Lagos State until further notice.

“Night Clubs have not been allowed to open yet. All night clubs in Lagos must immediately shut down, until further notice.

“The midnight to 4a.m curfew imposed by the Federal Government remains in place.

“The protocol of ‘no mask no entry’ must be enforced by all public places: offices, businesses, markets, shops, and so on.”

The newspaper reports that the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday evening, 18th December 2020, confirmed 806 new cases of COVID-19.

The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 77,013 which includes 67,484 discharged cases and 1,212.

Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Lagos State having the highest number of cases, followed by Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

Lagos-287
FCT-255
Kaduna-36
Akwa Ibom-29
Katsina-25
Rivers-25
Kwara-21
Bauchi-19
Kano-15
Ondo-14
Plateau-13
Yobe-12
Nasarawa-11
Ebonyi-9
Gombe-8
Abia-7
Delta-4
Imo-4
Osun-3
Anambra-2
Borno-2
Cross River-1
Edo-1
Ekiti-1
Jigawa-1
Ogun-1

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.