Despite the relaxation of the curfew rules by the federal government Thursday, the Lagos State government is still clamping down on social avenues of relaxation for Lagosians
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said Lagos State Government has not lifted the restrictions on opening of bars, restaurants, night clubs, lounges and cinemas, despite relaxation of the curfew to four hours (12.00a.m to 4.00a.m) by the Presidential Task Force.
All owners of hospitality establishments were warned to restrict their operations to 50% of their occupancy rate as directed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
They were also warned to observe the guidelines on physical distancing, use of face masks, temperature checks and washing of hands with soap and running water or using of hand sanitizers.
Hon. Omotoso, said events centre operators were also to ensure that participants at any event in their premises did not exceed 50% capacity of the design of their halls while strict compliance with the two-metre spacing between seats must be strictly enforced.
He added that the monitoring and compliance teams from the Lagos State Special Task Force would step-up enforcement to ensure that entertainment and event centres did not violate COVID-19 regulations.
“Non-compliance with the guidelines on COVID-19 will attract maximum sanctions in accordance with the law,” Omotoso said.