As Lagosians anticipate the ease of restrictions on Monday, 4th May, after a five-week lockdown to stem the tide of the COVID19 scourge, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu, has advised businesses to still operate from home as the government continues testing and contact tracing.
The governor was responding to the nationwide broadcast by the President, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night.
In a tweet from his verified Twitter account, Sanwoolu said:
“COVID19 is in our communities but our approach backed by our experts, is to balance health, the economy and our collective responsibilities.”
Ramping up the #MaskUpLagos campaign, the governor spoke of a phased easing of the lockdown.
“We have made face masks compulsory in public and beginning from May 4th, we will start a controlled phased easing of the lockdown.”
Governor Sanwoolu said there will be a dusk-to-dawn curfew from 8pm to 6am and a ban on on non-essential interstate travel.
“Work hours will be pegged between 8am and 6pm, with adequate time allocated for commuting.” He continued.
The governor also announced that there would be continued restrictions on social and religious gatherings.
Concluding his statement, he said:
“Lagos is the epicentre of COVID19 in Nigeria. For a lot of industries, the lockdown has shown the many potentials of working from home, please take advantage of this, even as we expand testing, contact tracing and continue to stop the spread of the virus.”
He hinted that a broader framework will be revealed in the coming days.