Coronavirus: Lagos Police Extends Enforcement On Social Gathering To Markets, Malls, Eateries

The Commissioner Of Police for Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has announced  it’s decision to extend enforcement on ban of social gatherings of more that 25 persons to Markets, Shopping Malls, Stores, Eateries and other place of Businesses.

This step is being taken by the Police following the directives issued by Lagos State Government on Tuesday 24th March, 2020.

The Commissioner added that the enforcement will now be extended to all markets and stores, except markets that are selling food items, water, medicine, pharmacies, medical equipment and other related essential life saving products, with effect from Thursday.

In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana,, the CP said: “Corporate bodies such as financial institutions, telecommunication companies and businesses are not affected by the ban  but should also ensure that both their employees and customers or clients are not more than 25 in number at a time. 

Staff should be posted to ATM stands to ensure that customers using the services space themselves to avoid body contact. 

“Eateries should encourage their customers to use take away services and those who must sit in the restaurant/eatery should apply the required spacing guidelines. Eateries should not have more than 25 persons at a time, including their staff. 

“Hotels should only operate lodging and accommodation services with minimal number of staff on duty. Conference and event halls, swimming  pools and other services attracting crowds should be suspended in line with the order and directives of the Government. 

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State also enjoined the good people of Lagos State to obey the safety regulations put in place by Government for the benefit of everyone. 

He added that Violators will be dealt with in line with extant laws. 

“Together we can prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

For information or complaints regarding non compliance call the following numbers 09010512285, 09010512286, 09010512287 and 09010512288.