The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, insisted on Saturday that every form of gathering would remain banned, saying the state can’t afford another COVID-19 lockdown.
The governor’s declaration in a press release got here simply 24 hours after he ordered the fast closure of faculties and nightclubs, banned live shows, carnivals, and road parties within the state.
He additionally requested civil servants to work from home following an upsurge in COVID-19 instances across Nigeria.
He stated: “Pricey Lagosians, I’m overwhelmed by your present of affection and concern about my well being and wellbeing. I have to admit that the gesture touched me deeply and reaffirmed our connection to one one other as people.
“I acknowledge and thank you very sincerely and pray that none of us will lose our reside to COVID-19, and in some other preventable circumstance.
“To households which have misplaced family members to the virus, I pray that God grants you the fortitude to bear the loss.
“Yesterday (Friday), we issued guidelines to assist us within the subsequent part of our battle with the virus. Lagosians have relaxed and the effects are evident with growing instances and unfortunate deaths.
“These pointers will have an effect on us all however we must be robust and we have to persevere.
“We can’t afford one other complete lockdown so I enjoin us to maintain observing the prescribed protocols and the required way of life changes that may assist us enter 2021 stronger, more healthy, and safer.
“Let’s do that for our households and buddies. Let’s by our actions display that we actually love our neighbours.
“Allow us to display consciousness in regards to the existence of COVID-19 in our communities and reside proper to intentionally scale back and remove its unfold.
“I want you the perfect of this season and pray that God Almighty will proceed to guard us.”
Lagos remained the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria with 26, 182 confirmed instances and 234 fatalities as of Friday evening.