Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the people of the state cannot afford yet another total lockdown as Lagos enters the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The economic capital of Nigeria was locked down for over five weeks between March and May this year as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. The lockdown had a tremendous effect on economic activities with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry putting the loss at about N3bn in the period under review.
Sanwo-Olu, in a statement on Saturday, said a fresh lockdown would be inimical to the state’s healing economy.
He, therefore, urged all Lagosians to observe all prescribed protocols by health authorities including the use of face masks, social distancing and regular handwashing.