We Might Lockdown Lagos Again – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos might soon be under total lockdown again. This time the State Governor 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. .
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a briefing on Saturday lamented the poor compliance level with the COVID-19 protocols, including physical and social distancing, wearing of face masks, not exceeding 60 per cent 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 adding that it was unacceptable.

He said 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.