Lagos govt seals off 33 bars, gyms over suspected breach of COVID-19 rules


Lagos govt seals off 33 bars, gyms over suspected breach of COVID-19 regulations

The Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC) says it sealed 33 bars, gyms and other facilities throughout the state for suspected violation of the closure of these organizations to curb COVID-19 spread.

The Director General of the Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola, said this in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.

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The services, including lounges, restaurants and spas, have been sealed for operating against existing COVID-19 protocols by the states, according to Mojola.

He said the state government would not hesitate to handle these facilities’ erring or non-compliant operators.

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“Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had at his last briefing on the state’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) response urged hairdressing salons that have been accredited by the Lagos State Safety Commission to reopen strictly by appointment.

“Hairdressing salon should operate with a maximum of 40 per cent of the occupants of the total floor space of such a salon at any given time while restaurants and eateries should continue to operate on a take away basis.

“The governor also implored owners of outfits in the entertainment and tourism sector to register on to enable them receive their provisional safety compliance letters,” he said.

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He said such organisations will be reopened after the governor has ensured that they put the necessary safety protocol in place.

The Commission was inaugurated on May 5, 2009 as an office of Public Safety under the Ministry of Special Duties, to set safety standards for all sectors involved in the social and economic activities in the state.


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