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COVID-19: Gov. Sanwo-Olu blows hot, issues stern warning to Lagosians

The governor madethe announcement briefing Lagosians.

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has threatened to lock down the state if the failure to comply with gradual easing guidelines on COVID-19 which began on Monday, May 4, continues.

The Governor in a briefing amended about the poor compliance level with the COVID-19 protocols, including physical and social distancing and wearing face masks.

He added that the directives of not exceeding 60 percent carriage capacity in public transportation especially by the yellow commercial buses, all of which were meant to check the spread of the coronavirus in the states were not being adhered to.

CANDIID ONLINE reports that in his statement Sanwo Olu announced that the state government within the next few days might be compelled to take tougher actions, which include the review of gradual relaxation announced about a week ago.

Meanwhile, the governor has issued a directive to the police to immediately begin the confiscation of commercial motorcycles (Okada) for failure to vacate the roads this period as earlier directed.

The governor also ordered security agencies to turn back vehicles violating the restriction imposed on inter-state movements of persons.

He revealed State government have been informed that people now trek from Ogun State, crossing the long bridge (Kara Bridge) into Lagos in violation of the inter-state movement restriction, saying this can no longer be allowed.

He said while trucks carrying essential items and foodstuffs are allowed, those having with them more than seven persons would also be turned back.

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