The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwa-Olu is not taking chances with his fight against the dreaded Coronavirus, also called COVID-19.
Apart from the state-of-the-art isolation centres that are springing up across the state, the governor has ordered, a dusk-to-dawn curfew from today, Sunday 27, 2020.
The curfew is to pave way for a comprehensive disinfection of the metropolis, including airports, markets shopping malls, motorparks and other public places.
According to the governor, the terminal one and MM2 of the Murtala Mohammed Airport will remain closed for.two weeks in the first instance.
“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.
“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.” Sanwa-Olu stated.
He added that travelling in and out of Lagos would be restricted and all inter-state motor parks should will be down for two weeks.
Midwest Herald investigation shows that, the new Emergency Coronavirus Pandemic Bill 2020 passed by the House of Assembly empowers the governor to punish violators of the shutdown order policy with a fine of #100,000.00 or three months jail term.6