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Lagos, Edo, Osun shut Down Markets

THREE states – Lagos, Edo and Osun – adopted more measures yesterday to further reduce public gatherings as efforts continue to stem the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). They shut markets.

Announcing further measures to prevent COVID-19 spread in Lagos, Nigeria’s industrial hub, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered the closure of all markets and stores.

The closure, which takes effect tomorrow, will last for seven days.

Sanwo-Olu gave the order while giving update on the Covid-19 situation in the State to state House correspondents at the Lagos House, Marina, Lagos.

He, however, exempted some markets, especially those selling food items, water, drugs, medical equipment and other related life-saving items, from the closure.

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