Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday said imposing a fresh lockdown on Lagos as the state enters second wave of COVID-19 will have devastating effect on its economy.
Several states, including Lagos, were locked down between March and May this year as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Re-emphasising the importance of observing safety protocols and guidelines set by relevant health professionals, Sanwo-Olu appealed to all Lagosians to always make use of face masks, observe social distancing and regular handwashing.
“Yesterday [Friday] we issued guidelines to help us in the next phase of our battle with the virus. Lagosians have relaxed and the effects are evident with increasing cases and unfortunate deaths.
“These guidelines will affect us all, but we need to be strong and we need to persevere.
“We cannot afford another total lockdown; so, I enjoin us to keep observing the prescribed protocols and the required lifestyle adjustments that will help us enter 2021 stronger, healthier, and safer,” he stated.
Continuing, he said, “I am overwhelmed by your show of love and concern about my health and wellbeing. I must admit that the gesture touched me deeply and reaffirmed our connection to one another as humans.
“I acknowledge and thank you very sincerely and pray that none of us will lose our lives to COVID-19, and in any other preventable circumstance.
“To families that have lost loved ones to the virus, I pray that God grant you the fortitude to bear the loss.”
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