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No Plans To Lock Down Lagos – Govt

The Government of Lagos has debunked insinuation of plans to impose a second lockdown on the state. 

The Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration dismissed the speculation, describing it as baseless and untrue. 

The speculation is on the heels of the state special task force on COVID-19 shut Cubana nightclub, Ikeja GRA, and other facilities for defying the state’s COVID-19 guidelines.

But speaking amid the panic buying of foodstuff and other household items by residents, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, clarified saying that residents should ignore such insinuation and go about their lawful businesses.

Omotoso simply said: “There is no such plan. We have issued guidelines that people should follow to keep us safe and sound. Lagosians are urged to obey the guidelines.”

On the free testing, the commissioner called on residents to avail themselves of the free COVID-19 testing services at approved public laboratories across the State.

A statement by the Ministry of Information and Strategy, listed the four locations as Lagos State Bio-Bank (Located inside the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba); Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH, CHAZVY); Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, Yaba; and Central Public Health Laboratory, Yaba (Operated by NCDC.