OFFICIAL HEALTH GUIDELINE FOR RESIDENTS OF LAGOS STATE RESIDENTS IN COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
In a few hours, we will begin the first phase of easing the lockdown. At a press briefing today I shared updated guidelines for all sectors.
The work guidelines for members of the public service have been amended. All civil servants must work from home on Monday and only officers from Grade Level 15 and above have express permission to come to work from Tuesday. All other essential officers that may need to be at work will be informed by the Accounting Officer of each Ministry.
There will be a daily curfew from 8 pm to 6 am and all movement within these hours is prohibited, except for people on essential services, which are agro-products, petroleum products, relief materials, and food supplies.
Food markets across the state are to be opened only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm and non-food markets shall open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays within the same stipulated hours.
We have amended and extended the operating hours for eateries and restaurants from 9 am to 7 pm, due to the Ramadan fasting. Restaurants and eateries must operate only takeaway and delivery services. There will be no dine-in services allowed.
Banks and other private firms are allowed to open with a maximum of 60% of their staff strength, operating within the hours of 9 am and 3 pm. We urge private companies and manufacturing firms to arrange for the transportation of their essential staff that would be at work.
All places of worship will remain closed. The same for educational institutions; they will remain closed until further notice. We encourage parents and school authorities to dialogue on alternative means of learning and come to an understanding.
Public transport services are to operate from 6 am to 7 pm daily. Vehicle capacity regulations will be communicated as the NURTW/RTEAN has been in full engagement in achieving these regulations. Residents who had vehicles seized by the Lagos state government or the Police for minor offenses can still geet their vehicle back free of charge from Tuesday, May 5th, 2020. Contact their call centers and digital channels for more information.
It should be common knowledge by now that it is absolutely mandatory that we ALL wear facemask in public spaces. We must do all we can to stop the spread of #COVID19 so we must all take responsibility and do what is necessary to remain safe.
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