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REOPENING OF ECONOMY: LASG URGES RESIDENTS TO ADHERE TO SAFETY MEASURES

The Director-General, Lagos State SafetyCommission, Mr. Lanre Mojola has disclosed that the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is passionate about the safety of lives of its citizenry, just as the Commission urged all residents to adhere to all stipulated safety measures as the government prepares to re-open the economy.

Mojola, who stated this today, in Alausa, at a media briefing held on the re-opening of the economy, noted that mass gathering in places of worship and social centres during this pandemic can increase the spread of the diseases.

According to him, re-opening of religious and event centres is not yet a full opening, it must be done in compliance with stipulated guidelines as directed by Mr. Governor.

He added that only Friday and Sunday services in Mosques and Churches are permitted in large ventilated areas, stressing that vigils and non-regular programmes are still not allowed.

In his words, “Attendees must not be less than 15 and not older than 65 years; the crowd capacity is limited to 40% with a maximum of 500 people, irrespective of the size of the structure and the physical distancing of two metres must be observed; compulsory use of masks; regular disinfectant of premises and strong personal hygiene must be embraced”.

“Appropriate screening equipment for COVID-19, such as contactless temperature checkers must be available for entrants into the facility; separate ingress and egress points must be conducted in a staggered and orderly manner”, he added.

The Director-General continued that social clubs with registered trustees will be permitted to open in two weeks’ time upon obtaining provisional clearance certificate through the registration portal www.lasgsafetyreg.com.

He stated that restaurants outside hotels are only to open for take-out services and zero dining activity, while bars, nightclubs, spas, gyms, cinemas and parks remained closed until further notice.

Mojola emphasised that registration for the mandatory ‘Register-To-Open’ policy is at zero cost, easy and user friendly, adding that organisations without safety compliance certificates should ensure registration on the portal as stipulated.