The Lagos state government has ordered the closure of all markets in the state except the one who sell food, water, drugs and other essentials.

Governor Sanwo-Olu made the announcement during a press conference earlier today, March 24th, 2020.

Lagos state government orders closure

The markets are to close beginning from Thursday March 26th to April 1st.

A statement on his Twitter page reads,

Lagos has always shown incredible strength and resilience in the face of many challenges, and this is what makes us different as a people. I am assured that we will win this battle, with your support and confidence and most importantly by the special grace of the Almighty God

All public parks, including those in private and residential estates, swimming pools, gyms, beauty salons, and all such public places are expected to shut down at this time, until further notice.

Today, we are taking further measures and giving new directives and guidelines to stop the spread of #COVID19 in our state. All open markets and stores are to close for 7 days, except for sellers of food, medicines, medical equipment and other essential life-saving products.

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