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Broader framework to implement President Buhari’s lockdown directives coming in days- Sanwo-Olu

By Monsuru Olowoopejo
After listening to President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech on Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States lockdown, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has disclosed that a broader framework on the implementation of the directives would be made public in few days.
Sanwo-Olu’s statement came hours after the President announced the date for relaxation of lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja during his broadcast on the achievements recorded and future plans to gain control over coronavirus in Nigeria.
The governor, in a statement on his official social media handle, reiterated paragraphs of President Buhari’s speech that concerns the state and urged residents to adhere strictly to social distancing and other coronavirus preventive measures outlined by medical officials.
“Tonight we listened to H.E President Muhammadu Buhari’s address on the lockdown and efforts at stopping the spread of COVID-19 going forward. While we will share a broader framework in the next few days, I want to reiterate some of the things shared by the President.
“COVID-19 is in our communities but our approach backed by our experts is to balance healthcare, economy, and our collective responsibilities. We have made face masks compulsory in public and beginning from May 4th, we will start a controlled phased easing of the lockdown.
“There will be overnight curfews from 8pm to 6am and a ban on non-essential interstate travel. Work hours will be pegged between 8am and 6pm, with adequate time allocated for commuting. There will also be continued restrictions on social and religious gatherings.
“Lagos is the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria. For a lot of industries, the lockdown has shown the many potentials of working from home, please take advantage of this,  even as we expand testing, contact tracing and continue to stop the spread of the virus”, the governor added.

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