The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state, starting Sunday.
The curfew, part of measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the state, will last from 8pm to 6am.
The Governor revealed this during his media briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in the state on Friday.
The curfew will allow the government to disinfect public spaces in the state.
He also noted that the state would close the domestic airport and restrict inter-state travel.
“I am . . . directing a statewide curfew from 8pm to 6am, starting from Sunday until further notice,” Sanwo-Olu said. “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.”