The Governor Of Lagos State, His excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the closure of all markets not selling essential commodities such as medical supplies, water, foodstuff etc
The PUNCHreports that the closure, which is effective Thursday, March 26, is not unconnected to efforts to curtail the community transmission of coronavirus.
As of the time of filing this report, of the 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria, 29 were reported in Lagos.
In a live press conference on Tuesday, Sanwo-Olu said, “All open markets and stores except for sellers of food and medicines, medical equipment and other essential life-saving products are directed to close from Thursday 26th, 2020 for the next seven days.
“It is not a total lockdown, we still want people on essential services to go about their normal activities.
After the news, Nigerians who live in Lagos, “Lagosians as they are being called reacted to the news and most of them are not happy about it because of their business which will be affected, some were also against it because no plans has been made for people who are to stay at home. See some of the reactions below.
Sanwo-Olu also announced plans to use schools as market for foodstuff sellers so as to reach people who are in need of foodstuff easily.