The Lagos State Government has directed the closure of all markets except those selling essential commodities such as foodstuff, water, medical supplies, amongst others.
The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known on Tuesday during a press briefing, and it is to take effect from Thursday, March 26.
“All markets and stalls except those selling food items, water, medicines, pharmacies, medical equipment and other related essential life-saving products are hereby directed to close effective from Thursday, March 26th, 2020 for seven days at the first instance,” he said.
In the same vein, “All fast foods, eateries, restaurants are enjoined to serve takeaway for all their customers with no in-dinning service permitted whatsoever.
“Shops in malls that are not selling any of these initially mentioned essential daily needs are all meant to close down from Thursday”.
According to the governor, the compliance of this directive will be fully enforced by all security operatives.