Lagos Seals 33 Religious Centres, Social facilities for Violating COVID-19 Protocols

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 13 – The Lagos State Safety Commission on Sunday said it had sealed 33 religious and social facilities including bars, lounges, restaurants, gyms and spas for flouting the state’s established COVID-19 reopening protocols.

The Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, LSC, Mr. Lanre Mojola, who gave the figures in a statement following an enforcement exercise reaffirmed that the State would not hesitate in shutting down erring or non-compliant facilities as the administration has zero-tolerance for establishments that continue to violate regulations and laws enacted to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He noted that further to Governor Sanwo-olu’s last briefing on the State’s response, hairdressing salons that have been accredited by the Commission could now open strictly by-appointment-only with a maximum occupancy of 40 percent of the total floor space at any given time. Restaurants and eateries, on the other hand, are to operate on a takeout basis.

Recall that Sanwo-olu had implored business owners in the entertainment and tourism sector to continue to register on www.lasgsafetyreg.com to enable them to receive their provisional safety compliance letters in preparation for their full reopening.

Mojola reiterated that organizations that have collected their provisional compliance letters for sectors not opened yet should remain closed but continuously ensure that the necessary safety protocols are put in place in anticipation of Mr. Governor’s pronouncement for reopening of their sectors.

He added that the Safety Commission would continue its enforcement exercise across Lagos and urged business owners and facility managers to observe Covid-19 safety protocols and register on the LSC website at no cost.

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