The Nigerian Police Force has been ordered to enforce compliance with the directive against any assemblage of a large number of people at any location in Lagos state in order to curtal spread of the coronavirus disease.
The State Governor, Babajide made this known on Friday. He warned residents against spreading fake news and misinformation about the disease.
Sanwo-Olu also ordered tertiary institutions in the state to shut down with immediate effect.
‘’To protect and save lives, law enforcement agencies, especially the Police, have been directed to enforce compliance with the directive against any assemblage of a large number of people at any location.’
“The impact has been enormous, on households, healthcare systems, global supply chains, and the global economy.
“It is not surprising that Lagos, being the most populous State in the country has been the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.
‘’We are also extremely prepared and capable of containing the threat that the Coronavirus represents. Our bio-secure isolation facility at the Mainland Infectious Diseases Hospital, Yaba is equipped and able to contain the disease.
‘’You will all agree with me that these times call for us all to act responsibly and abstain from all large outings or gatherings of any kind, be they academic, family, professional, political, religious or social,” the governor said.