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COVID-19: LAGOS Markets AND Businesses To OPEN 9am-3pm From Next Week – Governor Sanwo-Olu

Lagos state Governor Babajide sanwo-olu has released details of how offices, businesses, markets and stores would operate next week when the lockdown is relaxed.

During a televised press conference on Wednesday, Governor Sanwo-Olu said companies that choose to work within the controlled easing phase must operate from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., deploying only 60 per cent of their staff capacity.

He said open markets and stores would function daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on selected days, noting that there would be an overnight curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. except for essential services.

He said public officers from Grade Levels 1-12 should work from home unless otherwise directed by their accounting officers. For those on Grade Levels, 13 and above, accounting officers would carry out a needs assessment of critical staff, identify essential officers and draw up a flexible work roster in compliance with social distancing principles.

On public transportation, he said: “All buses should be loaded to a maximum of 60 per cent capacity. This means that if a bus normally takes 10 people at full capacity, during this period, no more than six persons can be allowed to board at any point in time.

Whistleblowers are encouraged to report companies that flout these directives. Our whistleblower channels will be duly communicated to the public. Whistleblowers are guaranteed full protection. Their identities will be kept strictly confidential.

All entertainment centres such as event centres, cinemas, arcades, bars, casinos, day clubs, nightclubs and beaches will remain closed till further notice. Swimming pools, gyms, barbershops, spas, beauty salons, and all public parks, including those in private and residential estates, will continue to remain closed for another two weeks.

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