Governor Sanwo-Olu reports new measures to ease COVID-19 lockdown on Monday, May 4

In front of the Monday lapse of the lockdown forced by the Federal Government on Lagos State, Ogun State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared exacting structure for development and re-opening of organizations beginning from on Monday, May 4.

While tending to the media today, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the new arrangement of rules are to protect the increases which the state has made in the previous a month in the battle against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Starting with the Transport framework, the representative said all traveler transports are not allowed to load to full limit. Every business vehicle, must convey limit of 60 percent of full limit and their drivers must utilize face cover and watch other endorsed cleanliness tips.

The Governor additionally suspended the activity of business cruisers, famously known as Okada, over the State, except for those utilized for messenger and coordinations purposes. He coordinated the drivers of tricycles (Keke NAPEP) working in unhindered zones not to convey multiple travelers per trip and the travelers must keep a fitting separation.

He declared that nourishment handlers at open diners and eateries have been ordered to wear veils and hand gloves consistently, particularly during the readiness and serving of food sources. Just take-out dinners and conveyance administrations will be allowed at diners and café, including that in-eating administrations won’t be permitted right now.

The Governor said all organizations that will re-open one week from now should work between the long stretches of 9am to 3pm. The new mandate on business working hours influences every single corporate firm, banks, shopping centers and nearby markets.

“Following the culmination of the second phase of the lockdown on Lagos, Ogun and the FCT, and the nationwide address by President Muhammadu Buhari, it has become imperative for me to address our residents and to share a broader framework for the implementation of the President’s directives here in Lagos.

There will be a dusk-to-dawn curfew from 8pm to 6am daily. This means that we expect all Lagos residents to stay in their homes in these hours, except those in essential services.

All commuters are mandated to wear face masks at all times, sanitise with alcohol-based sanitizer or wash their hands with soap and running water before and after of every trip. All motor parks and garages must avoid overcrowding. Social distancing is required for passengers queuing up to board buses.

All buses should be loaded to a maximum of 60 per cent of full capacity. No standing allowed in all BRT and LBSL bus operations. All air- conditioning systems in public transport systems must be switched off.

Commercial Motorcycles, popularly known as Okadas, are to suspend their operations statewide, except for those motorcycles used for courier and logistics purposes. Tricycles (Kekes) operating in unrestricted areas, must not carry more than two passengers per trip and must ensure appropriate social distancing is maintained between passengers.”

What’s more, the Governor reported the limitation of working long periods of water transportation organizations to the period somewhere in the range of 6am and 6pm day by day. He said under no situation should vehicles conveying nourishment things have in excess of seven travelers.

The senator likewise declared that all open and non-public schools from essential level to tertiary instruction must stay shut. He requested that schools proceed with the online classes and exercises they began half a month back.

The Governor included that organizations will be permitted to work inside “Controlled Easing Phase” system, explaining that the lapse of the lockdown was not a mandate for the full reviving of the economy.

“It is a steady and controlled facilitating of the lockdown. We will keep on checking the general wellbeing circumstance; the monetary effect of the lockdown and consistently modify our reactions as needs be,” the Governor said.

Speaking further, the governor said

“Companies that choose to operate within this Controlled Easing Phase are to operate between 9am and 3pm. They are also directed to operate at a maximum of 60 per cent of their staff capacity. Some non-essential workers can continue to work online and remotely from the office. Online and work-from-home arrangements are highly encouraged to continue as much as is practicable.

“All entertainment centres, such as event centres, cinemas, arcades, bars, casinos, day clubs, nightclubs and beaches shall remain closed till further notice. Swimming pools, gyms, barber-shops, Spas, beauty salons, and all public parks, including those in private and residential estates, will continue to remain closed for another two weeks in the instance, at which point we will review and advise on the permissible opening date for these establishments.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu said the administration’s informant channels would be completely opened to report organizations that would ridicule the new orders. He said informants would be ensured full security and their personalities will be kept carefully secret.

He additionally declared that he would introduce a Committee on Thursday, which will include agents of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Private Transport Operators, Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), and the Lagos State Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget.

The board of trustees, he stated, will be accused of the obligation of conveying the new State Government’s system to their individuals for simplicity of execution and consistence.

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