Following the increase in the number of COVID-19 victims in Nigeria, the governor of Lagos orders the shutdown of the major activities in the state.
The Lagos state government has made this ordered to take effect on all banks, offices, markets and courts in the state from Thursday.
Governor Sanwo-Olu stated this after a meeting of the state security council at the State House, Marina Tuesday.
The Governor who insisted that the order was not a lockdown however said that this new directive will be for seven days in the first instance, even as he reduced the number of people who can be in a gathering from 50 to 25 persons.
He also said that all travels to Lagos by Air or by road will no longer be encouraged.
Governor Sanwo-Olu who said that the health situation was dire said all public parks, gym, swimming pools etc are also to close with immediate effect.
He said that the security agents have been ordered to strictly enforce the directives as anyone who contravenes it will be dealt with.