Breaking: COVID-19 Second Wave: Lagos Bans Parties, Clubs, Carnivals, Reimposes Restriction Order At Worship Centres


COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Responding Well To Treatment - Lagos Health Commissioner, Akin AbayomiLagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reimposed COVID-19 restriction orders in the state amid reports of second wave of the virus in the country.

On Friday evening, the Governor in a statement through his Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Gawat Jubril, ordered the immediate shut down of all schools.

He also ordered the ban of concerts, carnivals, street parties, night clubs until further notice.

Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed that the protocol of ‘No Mask No Entry’ must be enforced by all public places like offices, businesses, markets and shops.

He also directed worship centres not to hold services for more than two hours, adding that no gathering must exceed 50 per cent of the maximum capacity of the venue.

For event planners, Governor Sanwo-Olu stated;

All Event Planners must obtain prior clearance from the Lagos State Safety Commission ( 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.

He added;

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.

Governor Sanwo-Olu stressed;

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

Health, Safety and Environment Officers must be present at all public gatherings (Religious or Social) and must be trained in basic first aid procedures.

All Events’ Staff must also be educated on recognising COVID-19 symptoms.

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 with the Lagos State Infectious Diseases Control Regulation 2020.

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