COVID-19: Lagos government imposes new restrictions as cases rise again

Following the resurgence of coronavirus around the world, the Lagos State government has issued fresh directives for residents to comply with.

In a press statement by the governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, it said the state is recording an increase in COVID-19 cases in all local governments, and there is a need for fresh guidelines.

Mr Sanwo-Olu, who tested positive to COVID-19 last week, is in isolation and undergoing treatment.

Several cases of COVID-19 have also been recorded in Nigeria in the last weeks with top officials testing positive.

The daily positive cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria also exceeded 1000 on Thursday, the highest daily figure so far since the outbreak of the infection in Nigeria in March.

Fresh directives –

•All public servants from GL 14 and below, except emergency workers and first responders, are to work from home as from Monday, December 21st for the next 14 days – in the first instance.

•All schools must shut down with immediate effect, and until further notice.

•Concerts, carnivals and street parties are banned in Lagos State until further notice.

•Night Clubs have not been allowed to open yet. All Night Clubs in Lagos must immediately shut down, until further notice.

•The midnight to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government remains in place.

•The protocol of ‘No Mask No Entry’ must be enforced by all public places: Offices, Businesses, Markets, Shops, and so on.

•All Places of Worship (Churches, Mosques, etc.) must ensure that no gathering exceeds two hours, and also that no gathering exceeds 50% of the maximum capacity of the Venue.

•All Event Planners must obtain prior clearance from the Lagos State Safety Commission ( for all events, and ensure that any planned gatherings do not exceed 300 people.

As of Friday, the state has conducted 197,000 COVID-19 tests and 26,000 were positive. A total number of 226 persons have died from the the infection, the governor said.

The governor encouraged citizens to wear face masks at all times, properly wash or sanitiae their hands and practice physical distancing.



– Premium Times

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