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LASG sets new guidelines for lockdown from Monday

The Lagos State government has set new guidelines ahead of the proposed ease of lockdown in the state from Monday 4th of May, 2020.

In an amendment to the guidelines earlier issued on the procedures for easing the lockdown in the state and the phased resumption of various offices and establishments.

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In the newly issued guidelines on Sunday, Sanwo-Olu maintained that all civil servants must work from home starting from Monday while officers from Grade Level 15 and above are granted express permission to resume on Tuesday 5th of May, 2020. He also stated that all essential officers that may be needed at work will be informed by their accounting officers.

The Governor also said a daily curfew will be imposed from 8 pm to 6 am and all movements within the period are outrightly prohibited, people on essential services, which are agro-products, petroleum products, relief materials and food supplies are exempted from the curfew.

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The guideline also made provision for Food markets across the state to be opened only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm, while non-food markets are to open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays within the same stipulated hours.

In the same vein, Banks are allowed to open with a maximum of 60% of their staff strength, operating within the hours of 9 am and 3 pm with strict observance of all rules of personal hygiene and social distancing, whilst ensuring that their ATM machines are well sanitised.

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He also urged private companies and manufacturing firms to make adequate provision for the transportation of their essential staff who will be at work.

Eateries and Restaurants are also allowed to open between 9 am to 7 pm, but only takeaways and orders allowed.

In an earlier development, the NURTW had set guidelines for transport operators in the state, this was also iterated by the governor.

He, however, encouraged residents to adhere strictly to the new guidelines as there will be a strict monitoring process and whistleblowers will be issued free toll numbers to call in and report defaulters.

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Sanwo-Olu also promised that those whose vehicles were seized by security officials will start getting their vehicles back free of charge from Tuesday, May 5th, 2020.

He also encouraged our elderly ones to remain at home because of their vulnerability to the virus, and he admonished residents of Lagos State to remain calm and ensure proper adherence to the guidelines as stated.