Lagos govt issues new COVID-19 guidelines to curtail community transmission

Lagos govt releases new COVID-19 guidelines to curtail community transmission

The Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, issued additional guidelines for the operations of all commercial, industrial, institutional and recreational facilities that were recently unlocked in the state.

This according to the State was part of its measures to further curtail the spread of COVID-19,

The state Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, who released this via virtual media briefing, said those guidelines were measures adopted to ensure that the community transmission of Covid-19 pandemic is curtailed.

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According to Bello, the guidelines are in accordance with Lagos State Public Health Law 2015, as well as Lagos State Environmental Management and Protection Law 2017 and includes decontamination of premises, facilities by using government-certified outfits and approved disinfectants, fumigants.

The commissioner also mentioned the provision of personal hygiene facilities such as: running water and soap for handwashing, digital thermometer, alcohol-based sanitizers and face masks, as well as adherence to operation at 60 per cent of staff strength to ensure physical distancing for commercial, industrial facilities.

He stressed that with the ravaging COVID-19 proper cleaning and sanitation of the facility environment which includes: proper storage and proper waste disposal should be strictly adhered to in addition to Installation of appropriate environmental, safety and warning signages for employees and customers about required and suggested measures.

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