Covid19: Lagos governor orders closure of all markets in it's State

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the closure of all markets in Lagos State.

The order is effective March 26. Those not affected are shops selling essential commodities such as medical equipment, water, foodstuff.

Sanwo-Olu made the announcement to the press on Tuesday. "It is not a total lock-down, we still want people on essential services to go about their normal activities. We are trying to decentralize markets in Lagos.

"This is why we want to use some of our closed schools as markets, so people can buy food and medicine without going a long distance. It is only when you are alive that you can talk about economics and finance," he said.