CORONAVIRUS: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Imposing Curfew In Lagos


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Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has stated that no curfew has been imposed on the state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He debunked the news via a tweet. The tweet read: “No Curfew In Lagos. Contrary to misinformation, this is to alert the general public that curfew has not been announced in Lagos State. The Governor, Mr @jidesanwoolu dropped the idea of imposing a curfew in the state meant to allow the fumigation exercise of public space.”

Earlier on, reports alleged that Sanwo-Olu ordered a curfew in Lagos starting from Sunday to allow the state carry out a comprehensive disinfection due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

According to Nairametrics, the governor made the announcement while giving an update on coronavirus in the state on Friday.

He had allegedly said: “I am hereby directing a statewide curfew from 8pm to 6am, starting from Sunday until further notice. This is to enable us to carry out comprehensive disinfection of the Lagos Metropolis.

“I am pleased to note that we have taken possession of over 200 disinfecting machines, and starting today, we will be disinfecting all major highways, bus stops, markets, parks, and other public areas.

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“With effect from Sunday, we will be closing the domestic airport in Lagos, the General Aviation Terminal and the MM2. All movements in and out of Lagos through the two domestic terminals will, therefore, be suspended from Sunday for two weeks in the first instance. The only exceptions will be flights carrying essential supplies and those on emergency operations.”

The governor added that travelling in and out of Lagos would be restricted on Sunday, adding that all inter-state motor parks should shut down for two weeks.

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