Corona Ban Order Claims 15 Schools, 8 Clubs In Lagos As Police Targets Markets, Malls, Businesses From Thursday
The Police in Lagos on Wednesday announced that it will immediately begin the enforcement of government ban on gathering of people more than 25 person at Markets, Shopping Malls, Stores, Eateries, Businesses.
In a statement made available to The Page News and signed by the state’s Police Spokesperson, Bala Elkahna, the police said it 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.
According to the statement, the Police enforcement team has so far shut down 8 clubs, 15 schools, 6 event centres and 8 places of worship for non compliance.
With the directives issued by Lagos State Government on Tuesday 24th March, 2020, the police said its 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 tomorrow 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. Eateries should not have more that 25 persons at a time, including their staff.
” Hotels should only operate lodging and accommodation services with minimal number of staff on duty. Conference and event halls, swimming pools and other services attracting crowds should be suspended in line with the order and directives of the government.” the statement read in part.
Meanwhile, the state’s Commissioner of Police CP Hakeem Odumosu has enjoined Lagosians to obey the safety regulations put in place by government for the benefit of everyone, adding that Violators will be dealt with in line with extant laws.
Submitting that ”together we can prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CP released the following telephone numbers for complaints from the public over non compliance with the anti Corona rules:
09010512285, 09010512286, 09010512287 and 09010512288.