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Schools, concerts, carnivals, parties, night clubs must remain shut —Sanwo-Olu

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The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reiterated his directive that schools, concerts, carnivals, parties, night clubs must remain shut.

In a short statement released on Sunday, Governor Sanwo-Olu maintained that “all schools must shut down with immediate effect, and until further notice.”

He further directed that “concerts, carnivals and street parties are banned until further notice.”

Also, “all Night Clubs must immediately shut down, until further notice.”

Meanwhile in an earlier statement issued on December 19, Sanwo-Olu lamented that Lagosians have relaxed in the observance of Covid-19 safety protocols.

According to him, the effects are evident with increasing cases and unfortunate deaths

He, therefore, noting that Lagos cannot afford another total lockdown, enjoined all to keep observing the prescribed protocols and the required lifestyle adjustments.

The statement reads:

Dear Lagosians, I am overwhelmed by your show of love and concern about my health and wellbeing. I must admit that the gesture touched me deeply and reaffirmed our connection to one another as humans.

I acknowledge and thank you very sincerely and pray that none of us will lose our lives to COVID-19, and in any other preventable circumstance.

To families that have lost loved ones to the virus, I pray that God grants you the fortitude to bear the loss.

Yesterday, we issued guidelines to help us in the next phase of our battle with the virus.

Lagosians have relaxed and the effects are evident with increasing cases and unfortunate deaths.

These guidelines will affect us all but we need to be strong and we need to persevere.

We cannot afford another total lockdown so I enjoin us to keep observing the prescribed protocols and the required lifestyle adjustments that will help us enter 2021 stronger, healthier and safer.

Let’s do this for our families and friends. Let’s by our actions demonstrate that we truly love our neighbours.

Let us demonstrate awareness about the existence of COVID-19 in our communities and live right to deliberately reduce and eliminate its spread.

I wish you the best of this season and pray that God Almighty will continue to protect us.

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