All state civil servants at level 15 and higher are expected to resume work on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, according to the Lagos state government.
Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave the order on Sunday during a press conference as the commercial city begins to ease the COVID-19 block on Monday.
According to Governor Sanwo-Olu, as long as the affected workers resume their duties, those below level 14 are expected to stay home from Monday, May 4, 2020.
FLASH: Governor of Lagos State, Sr @jidesanwoolu ordered ALL state civil servants to stay at home until tomorrow, May 4, 2020 .. while ONLY level 15 and above of high school can start working from Tuesday .. # Covid19Lagos @gboyegaakosile @LSMOH @followlasg @Riddwane pic.twitter.com/HL4rnqDHJd
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The Lagos government had previously said that markets, where non-food items are sold, could open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed, said that markets and stores will be open from 9 am to 3 pm on the selected days.
He also noted that all vendors of food and agricultural products will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
According to Dr. Wale, the measure follows the gradual easing of the blocking of COVID-19 in the state of Lagos as of Monday, May 4, adding that security measures must, however, be observed in the markets .
As of late Saturday night, May 2, 2020, Nigeria has 2,388 COVID-19 infections, with Lagos state representing 1,068, according to the Nigeria Disease Control Center (NCDC).
An additional breakdown of the figures in the state of Lagos reveals that 791 of the cases are active, while 247 people have been discharged with 30 lives lost to the pandemic.