Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has signed into law, the Emergency Coronavirus Pandemic Bill 2020, passed by the State House of Assembly.
The law now allows the government powers to punish violators of any order imposed as a result of the Coronavirus scourge.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Gboyega Akosile, confirmed the development.
It was also gathered that Governor Sanwo-Olu has directed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Lagos, starting from Sunday, to allow the State carry out a comprehensive disinfection of the metropolis.
According to the Governor: “I am hereby directing a Statewide curfew, from 8pm to 6am, starting from Sunday, until further notice. This is to enable us to carry out comprehensive disinfection of the Lagos Metropolis.
“I am pleased to note that we have taken possession of over 200 disinfecting machines, and starting today, we will be disinfecting all major highways, bus stops, markets, parks, and other public areas.
“With effect from Sunday, we will be closing the domestic Airport, in Lagos, the General Aviation Terminal, and the MM2. All movements in and out of Lagos through the two domestic terminals, will therefore, be suspended from Sunday, for two weeks, in the first instance. The only exceptions will be flights carrying essential supplies, and those on emergency operations.”
He further said that travelling in and out of Lagos, would be restricted on Sunday, adding that, all Inter-State motor parks should shut down for two weeks.