Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State, has announced the closure of bars and clubs in the state.
The governor, during a press briefing in Lagos on Friday, also announced ban on social gatherings in the state.
“We are working with community and grassroots leaders at different levels in addition to our digital sensitization program,” Sanwo-Olu added.
“Our Incident Command System for #COVID19 has been in operation for over 5 weeks with me as its Commander and Professor Akin Abayomi as its deputy.
“Lagos State Ministry of Health and the NCDC are doing an amazing job. Please let us all play our parts and avoid reckless actions that will put yourself, family and the community in danger. Let’s follow their guidance and guidelines to the letter.
“The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced a stimulus package that will open up new credit lines to the businesses and sectors most affected by #COVID19. We expect that Lagos State, as the economic hub of Nigeria, will benefit significantly from these interventions.”
The state government on Wednesday, banned religious gathering of more than 50 people, before shutting down all schools, to guard against the spread of the novel Coronavirus.