The Lagos State Police Command has said it was extending the enforcement order on COVID-19 to markets, shopping malls, stores, eateries businesses and gatherings of more than 25 persons in Lagos.
It also said the command had in the last six days deployed its resources across the state to ensure that the guidelines and directives issued by both the Federal and State Governments to prevent the spread of Corona virus are fully obeyed.
In a press statement signed by Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos Command, and made available to newsmennoted that the enforcement team shut down eight clubs, 15 schools, six events centres and eight places of worship for non-compliance.
Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said with the directives issued by Lagos State Government on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the enforcement would now be extended to all markets and stores, except markets that are selling food items, water, medicine, pharmacies, medical equipment and other related essential life saving products, with effect from Thursday, March 26, 2020.
“Corporate bodies such as financial institutions, telecommunication companies and businesses
not affected by the ban should also ensure that both their employees and customers/clients are not more than 25 in number at a time. Staff should be posted to ATM stands to ensure that customers using the services space themselves to avoid body contact.”
He added that eateries should encourage their customers to use take away services and those who must sit in the restaurant/ eatery should apply the required spacing guidelines. Eateries should not have more that 25 persons at a time, including their staff.
“Hotels should only operate lodging and accommodation services with minimal number of staff on duty. Conference and event halls, swimming pools and other services attracting crowds should be suspended in line with the order and directives of the government.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has enjoined the good people of Lagos State to obey the safety regulations put in place by government for the benefit of everyone.
He warned that violators would be dealt with in line with extant laws.
“Together we can prevent the spread of COVID-19. For information or complaints regarding non- compliance call the following numbers 09010512285, 09010512286, 09010512287 and 09010512288, “ the police boss said.