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COVID-19: Lagos Govt Denies Alleged Plan To Lockdown State



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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led government has denied the report claiming that it has plans to lockdown Lagos State for the second time.

The State government in its reaction to the insinuation described it as baseless and untrue.

This is coming after the state special task force on COVID-19 shut Cubana nightclub, Ikeja GRA, and other facilities for defying the state’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Lagos government reacted following reports of panic buying of foodstuff and other household items by residents, due to the belief that the state government would declare a lockdown in a few weeks.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, while speaking on the development called on residents to ignore such insinuation and go about their lawful businesses.

He said: “There is no such plan. We have issued guidelines that people should follow to keep us safe and sound. Lagosians are urged to obey the guidelines.”

The commissioner while calling for more testing charged residents to avail themselves of the free COVID-19 testing services at approved public laboratories across the State.

A statement by the Ministry of Information and Strategy listed the four locations as Lagos State Bio-Bank (Located inside the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba); Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH, CHAZVY); Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, Yaba; and Central Public Health Laboratory, Yaba (Operated by NCDC).

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

He also directed all civil servants from Grade Level 14 and below in the state to work from home.


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