The Lagos State Police Command has issued a statement on the enforcement of a Ban placed on Public gatherings over the Corona Virus Pandemic.
It will be recalled that the Nigerian government placed a ban on gatherings with more than 50 people in attendance. The statement signed by Lagos Police PRO, Bala Elkana, read in part;
“Lagos State Police Command wishes to inform the General Public that the Command in compliance with the guidelines and directives issued by both the Federal Government and Lagos State Government on prevention of the spread of Coronavirus popularly known as Covid 19 which the World Health Organisation has declared as a pandemic, has embarked on massive enforcement of the ban order.”
“To that effect, the Command has deployed adequate resources across the State to ensure that the orders are fully obeyed. The order imposed bans on social gatherings such as wedding ceremonies, naming ceremonies, burial ceremonies, parties, clubs and religious gatherings of people more than 50.”
“Commercial vehicles carrying passengers above capacity (overloading) are also part of this order. Members of the public are encouraged to avoid overcrowding themselves at bus stops, market places, business places and scene of incidents.”
The Command also revealed that medical teams have been deployed for awareness creation and Police detention facilities to safeguard the safety of suspects.