BREAKING: Lagos moves towards lockdown as Sanwo-Olu orders closure of Lagos markets

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Lagos State Government has tightened restrictions as it has ordered the closure of all markets not selling essential commodities such as medical equipment, water, foodstuff with effect from Thursday.
According to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, this is in line with the government’s determination to check coronavirus spread.

He said in Lagos at a live press conference Tuesday, “It is not a total lockdown, we still want people on essential services to go about their normal activities.

“We are trying to de-centralise markets in Lagos. This is why we want to use some of our closed schools as markets, so people can buy food and medicine without going a long distance.

“It is only when you are alive that you can talk about economics and finance.”

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