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MAY 2020 NEWS Aluko & Oyebode

The directive of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 27 April 2020 provided guidance on the phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in Abuja, Ogun and Lagos States from 04 May 2020. States were also encouraged to adapt and expand the measures as may be necessary to suit their specific circumstances applying the guidance provided as the minimum standard. Further to this, the Lagos State Governor has issued directives on the State’s approach to easing the lockdown. The key directives applicable in Lagos State are as follows:

  • There is a state-wide curfew from 8pm to 6am every day for two weeks from 04 May 2020.
  • Mandatory use of face masks in public.
  • The ban on interstate travels from /to Lagos State remains in force.
  • All firms, companies, banks and malls can only open for business between 9am and 3pm and maximum of 60% of workers are allowed; all workplaces must observe the social distancing policy.
  • Eateries and restaurants can open between 9am and 7pm, but only for take-out and delivery services, their staff must go through health and temperature checks and maintain strict hygiene.
  • Food and non-food markets will have alternate opening days and only between 9am to3pm on the relevant days.
  • Vehicles and bus garages must be sanitised regularly, and commuters are required to wash their hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based sanitisers regularly. Public transport services are to operate between 6am and 7pm daily.
  • Public servants below grade level 15 continue to work from home from 05 May 2020.
  • All primary, secondary and tertiary institutions remain closed.
  • Malls must provide wash hand basins and alcohol-based hand sanitizers and must maintain the 60% capacity rule
  • All places of worship remain closed.
  • Funeral gatherings can only have a maximum of 20 people in attendance (including the officiating ministers) with social distancing.