COVID-19: Lagos government considers full reopening of economy


The Lagos state government is considering the full reopening of its economy which has been under partial lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a statement on Sunday, May 17, said that the government was considering full re-opening of the critical sectors of its economy, even though the move will not be pushed in a hurry.
Governor Babajide advises businesses to begin to adjust to the realities of COVID-19.

He disclosed that in the coming days, the government would be rolling out a register-to-open initiative as part of the plans that would enable it to assess the level of readiness of the players in the identified sectors for supervised operations.
The governor advised businesses to begin to adjust to the realities of COVID-19 by ensuring their workspaces comply with physical distancing guidelines.

Sanwo-Olu said the state government was still in the process of reviewing and considering how the phased unlocking will happen.

He urged Lagos state residents to always wear a face mask when moving around, noting that failing to observe other public health guidelines have health risks.

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