The Lagos State Government under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has given a directive that a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Lagos will commence from Sunday until further notice.
The state governor Sanwo-Olu announced that the exercise would enable the state to carry out a comprehensive disinfection of the metropolis.
He also said the state would close the domestic airport.
According to him, “I am hereby directing a statewide curfew from 8pm to 6am; starting from Sunday until further notice. This is to enable us to carry out comprehensive disinfection of the Lagos Metropolis.
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“I am pleased to note that we have taken possession of over 200 disinfecting machines; and starting today, we will be disinfecting all major highways; bus stops, markets, parks, and other public areas.
“With effect from Sunday, we will be closing the domestic airport in Lagos; the General Aviation Terminal and the MM2.
“All movements in and out of Lagos through the two domestic terminals will; therefore, be suspended from Sunday for two weeks in the first instance.
“The only exceptions will be flights carrying essential supplies; and those on emergency operations.”
He further said travelling in and out of Lagos would be restricted on Sunday; adding that all inter-state motor parks should shut down for two weeks.
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