The Lagos State Government shut down and sealed 11 facilities for violation of Covid-19 protocols. Among the 11 businesses included, night clubs, lounges, and event centres.
Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC), Mr. Lanre Mojola led the team that sealed the facilities. He stated that the businesses failed to meet the standard requirements set out by the health department.
There are restrictions on how many individuals can occupy a space, and there must be proper signage, hand sanitizer stations, and temperature checks in place. While some of these businesses had some measures in place, they did not adhere to the strict occupancy limits that are in place to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
The establishments that were sealed are UBC Club, VGC, Sapearz Lounge, Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Bravo event centre, Ogba, Ronite Event Centre, Iju Road, Agege, and All Season Event Centre, Ipaja, OlaideAdeoluwa Memorial Hall, Carabana Lounge/Bar Isolo, Ajao Estate, DNA Victoria Island, Twist Lounge Kofo Abayomi Victoria Island, Carlsbad Lounge Adeniyi Jones Ikeja and Darts Event Centre, Grammar School, Ifako Ijaiye – according to Naira Metrics.
Nigeria’s current Covid-19 case tally is now above 158,000, including 1,954 deaths and over 137,000 recoveries, according to the latest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
So the enforcement of the Covid protocols is understandable as Nigeria can not afford to have a spike in cases since we do not have the medical facilities to accommodate a large outbreak.
Vaccines are slowly trickling into the country and we witnessed some of our leaders getting the vaccinations in public, which is setting a good example, but let us see how the vaccine programme rolls out to the rest of the masses.
Nigerians love to hang out and enjoy themselves and it is good to see that they are wanting to patronize local establishments, but we should still be cautious because we cannot afford to go back into a lockdown state, since that would be good for no one.
Continue to stay safe.