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BREAKING: LAGOS SHUTS ALL SCHOOLS, CONCERTS, NIGHT CLUBS ETC OVER RISE IN COVID19 CASES

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LAGOS: “All schools must shut down with immediate effect, and until further notice.
• Concerts, carnivals and street parties are banned until further notice.
• All Night Clubs must immediately shut down, until further notice.”

. All civil servants from Grade Level 14 and below to start working from home.

FULL DETAILS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTIVES ISSUED BY GOVERNOR BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU BELOW:

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For the avoidance of doubt, the following measures must be noted and complied with:

• 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 (www.lasgsafetyreg.com) for all events, and ensure that any planned gatherings do not exceed 300 people.

• Where the capacity of a Venue exceeds 300 and permission has been granted, the occupancy shall not be more than 50% of such a venue.

• Ample ventilation must also be maintained at all times in all Venues, and Deep cleaning of the premises must be carried out BEFORE and AFTER every event.

• A minimum of 2 meters’ distance should be maintained between seated or standing guests. • All guests and service providers at events MUST wear nose masks/coverings before entry.

• Hand sanitizers or hand washing units are to be positioned at the entry point and various spots within the hall. Provision must be made for all guests and service providers to wash their hands before entering the venue or use hand sanitizers, as well as undergo a temperature check, which is mandatory.

• Guests and service providers with high temperature (above 37.5) are to be politely turned back and referred to paramedics or the emergency response t eam that must be present.

• Health, Safety and Environment Officers must be present at all public gatherings (Religious or Soc trained in basic first aid procedures. ial) and must be All Events’ Staff must also be educated on recognising COVID

•19 sympt oms. The Safety Commiss C ion has been directed to visit Event entres and gauge compliance with the established guidelines, to stop the virus from spreading. If there is evidence of lack of compliance at any Event Centre, it will be shut down immediately.

• Security agents have been mandated to ensure full enforcement , without exception. No one will be deemed to be above the law. Any and all breaches of these regulations and public health protocols will lead to immediate closure as well as attract heavy fines, and any other sanctions and penalties deemed fit, in line w ith the Lagos State Infectious Diseases Regulation 2020.

• any Event Centre Owners/Planners/Vendors will be responsible for breach of protocols by their Staff. We will continue to closely situation, while also awa watch the prof ile of the unfolding iting updates and pronouncements from the Presidential Task Force on COVID19. working w ith the Presidential Task Force We will also keep to ensure that the gains of the recent past are not frittered away on the altar of festivities and sheer carelessness. The lives of ALL Lagosians, including our elders and other vulnerable citizens, matter. May I remind you of the importance of maintaining the principles of non pharmaceutical interventions and measures that are well documented strategies for interrupting the spread of the disease in our society.

These measures are: Social distancing, a minimum of 2 metres apart

The wearing of face masks at all times in public places. Maintenance of personal and respiratory hygiene handwashing / sanitizing, regular coughing or sneezing into a tissue and properly disposing.

• Presentation for testing at our numerous public and testing facilities if you private experience any of the COVID19 symptoms.

Isolation either at home or in any of our Treatment Centres if d iagnosed positive for COVID19.

These measures represent the only way to keep the curve flattened and prevent a full blown second developing in Lagos

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