The Lagos State Government on Saturday shut down some hangout spots, among them the Cubana nightclub in Ikeja for flouting COVID-19 protocols.
The Lagos State Safety Commission announced this on its Twitter handle, “The Lagos State Safety Commission @safety_lasg just sealed CUBANA Ikeja and a few other facilities for non-compliance to the State Government COVID-19 protocols,” it tweeted.
COVID19 LAGOS – The Lagos State Safety Commission @safety_lasg just selaed CUBANA Ikeja and a few other facilities for non-compliance to the State Government COVID-19 protocols…#StaySafe#Covid19Lagos @jidesanwoolu @eLMojol @AwojobiSeun @Mr_JAGss pic.twitter.com/yS5XeddIoG
— Lagos State Safety Commission (@safety_lasg) December 19, 2020
Nigeria, like most African nations, has been spared the full devastating of Covid-19, but the country has seen an increased number of cases in recent weeks with the country reporting its highest daily infections -1,145 – on Thursday.
As of Saturday, December 20th, 2020, Nigeria has 77,933 confirmed cases with 67,784 discharged and 1,218 deaths, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Many state governments have reintroduced strict measures in the wake of what experts are calling a second wave, warning that another lockdown could be put in place to halt the disease which had been contracted by many high-profile personalities, the latest being Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State.
On Friday, the Lagos State Government ordered all schools across the state to close and directed all public servants from Grade Level 14 and below, except emergency workers and first responders, to work from home for the next 14 days starting from Monday next week.
Churches, mosques and other religious centres were also directed to ensure total compliance to all safety measures including not carrying more than 50 per cent of their capacity, and not exceeding staying more than two hours.