COVID-19:Lagos Shuts 17 Markets, Mile12 Not Inclusive


As announced on Tuesday, the Lagos State government has closed 17 non-essential markets on Thursday, to curb the spread of the disease.

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Although Pharmanewsonline observed that there was almost a stampede at the Mile 12 market on Wednesday, due to panic buying by citizens, who were of the opinion that the International Food Market will be shut too, but the food market is not among markets to be closed.

List of markets to be lockdown on Thursday an announced by the Lagos State government are:

1. GSM Village, Airport Road, Ikeja.
2. Mandilaz market on Lagos Island.
3. Oluwole market on Lagos Island.
4. Ogba market.
5. Ladipo Market.
6. Arena market oshodi.
7. Oshodi market.
8. Lawanson market.
9. Kantangua market.
10. Alaba international market.
11. Trade fair market.
12. Igando market, Alimosho, Abule-egba.
13. Ebute ero market.
14. Computer Village, Ikeja.
15. Balogun market in Lagos island.
16. Iyana-ipaja.
17. Agege market.

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The markets lockdown in Lagos and few other states  came up as preventive measures of the spread of #COVID19 as infection toll rise to 51 Wednesday night in 8 states and the FCT.

The total breakdown of infection according to states as announced by the NCDC are:

Lagos- 32
FCT- 10
Ogun- 3
Ekiti- 1
Oyo- 1
Edo- 1
Total: 51 confirmed cases, with 2 discharged and 1 death.


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