Coronavirus: Lagos to close markets and shops for seven days

The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced that all open markets and shops, except for sellers of food, medicines and life-saving equipment, must close for seven days from Thursday.

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This is part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Africa’s most-populous nation, which has 44 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu also called for magistrate and high courts to close immediately.

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Travel to and from Lagos by air and by road should also be avoided and gatherings should not exceed 25 people, he advised.