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COVID-19 Second Wave: 'Lagos Cannot Afford Another Total Lockdown', Says Sanwo-Olu

Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Second Lock Down
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has warned Lagos residents to comply with COVID-19 protocols, noting that Lagos State cannot afford another total lockdown.

This comes a day after he ordered schools to close indefinitely and civil servants to work from home, as the second wave of COVID-19 sweeps across Nigeria.

Gov. Sanwo-Olu said;

“Dear Lagosians, I am overwhelmed by your show of love and concern about my health and wellbeing. I must admit that the gesture touched me deeply and reaffirmed our connection to one another as humans.

“I acknowledge and thank you very sincerely and pray that none of us will lose our lives to COVID-19, and in any other preventable circumstance.

“To families that have lost loved ones to the virus, I pray that God grants you the fortitude to bear the loss.

“Yesterday, we issued guidelines to help us in the next phase of our battle with the virus. Lagosians have relaxed and the effects are evident with increasing cases and unfortunate deaths

These guidelines will affect us all but we need to be strong and we need to persevere.

“We cannot afford another total lockdown so I enjoin us to keep observing the prescribed protocols and the required lifestyle adjustments that will help us enter 2021 stronger, healthier and safer.

“Let’s do this for our families and friends. Let’s by our actions demonstrate that we truly love our neighbours.

“Let us demonstrate awareness about the existence of COVID-19 in our communities and live right to deliberately reduce and eliminate its spread.

“I wish you the best of this season and pray that God Almighty will continue to protect us.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu also warned that the state government will not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law to bear on any person or organization caught breaching the COVID-19 regulations and protocols.

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