Police Extend Enforcement Of Social Distancing To Markets, Shopping Malls, Eateries In Lagos


The Police in Lagos has extended its enforcement of social distancing of gatherings of not more than 25 persons   to Markets, Shopping Malls, Stores, Eateries and others.

This is contained in statement signed by the commands Police PRO DSP Elkana Bala.

Lagos State Police Command has in the last 6 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.

They say with the new directives issued by Lagos State Government on Tuesday 24th March, 2020, the enforcement will 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 26th March, 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, 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 both their staff and customers should not be more that 25 persons at a time.

Hotels are advised to operate lodging and accommodation services with minimal number of staff on duty only. While Conference and event halls, swimming  pools and other services attracting crowds should be suspended in line with the order and directives of the Government.

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