given coming from president mohammadu Buhari in its last broadcast to relax
lockdown in Ogun, Lagos and federal capital Territory (FCT), the Presidential
Task Force (PTF) as part of the directive have released new guidelines for the containment
regulation of Covid-19 from May 4th 2020.
regulation and containment which was reeled out by the secretary to the
government of the federation, Boss Mustapha and that which was monitored by urban Express-News Online Correspondent on
Channels Television broadcast network stated that anyone with a face mask in the public will be prosecuted
guidelines were also specific about information to the general public, guidance
to states and security agencies and description of activities allowed under the
said, “Anyone who presents a temperature of above 38ºC will be mandated to
return home and call NCDC for evaluation.
without a face mask/covering will be asked to return home and will be
violating the curfew in a non-emergency situation will be prosecuted. Anyone
attending a gathering of more than 20 people will be prosecuted.
member of the public who violates the ban on Inter-State movement as outlined
in this guideline will be prosecuted.”
The statement also stated guidelines for the ease of lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and
said, “Following improvements in the multi-sectoral response to COVID-19
pandemic, the Federal Government of Nigeria has decided that there will be a phased and gradual easing of the lockdown in Lagos and Ogun States as well as
the Federal Capital Territory effective from Monday, 4th May 2020.
easing of the lockdown will be characterized by the mandatory use of
non-medical face mask/covering for all persons while in public spaces. Latex
hand gloves should not be worn except for specific medical purposes.
mandatory provision of handwashing facilities/sanitizers in all public places.
All interstate travel is prohibited except for essential travels and services
such as transportation of agricultural products, petroleum products, relief
items, goods, commodities related to the COVID-19 response, and persons on essential
The new advisory also prohibited the mass gathering of more than 20 people outside of a
workplace while there would be controlled access to markets and locations of
economic activities. The FG retained the ban on all passenger flights with religious
gatherings also restricted.
intra-state travel in public transport, the guideline-recommended a maximum of
50 per cent of usual occupancy while taxis were ordered to carry only four
persons including the driver.
schools to remain closed until further evaluation. Schools are encouraged to
continue with e-learning and visual teaching. State governments and security
agencies are enjoined to ensure effective and strict enforcement of these
Lagos state had today Friday announced the death of Coronavirus patient
governor, mr Babajide sanwo-olu announced this on his verified twitter handle
saying 26 other patients had been discharged from state isolation centres.
words: “Today, 26 more Covid 19 Lagos patients, 14 males and 12 females
including two foreign nationals to reunite with the society, Mr governor,
Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on his Twitter handle.
“The patients, 14 from the Mainland
Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba and 12 from the Onikan Isolation Centre were
discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19 in two
“With this, the number of #COVID19
confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos is
Announcing the new fatality, the Lagos
State Ministry of Health tweeted, “45 new cases of #COVID-19 Infection
confirmed. Total confirmed cases in Lagos now 992. Unfortunately, one #COVID19
death was recorded. This brings the total number of #COVID-19 related deaths in
Lagos to 21.”