Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the closure of markets and stores in the state effective from Thursday, March 26.
According to him, markets that sell essential commodities such as medical equipment, water, foodstuff are however exempted.
The governor who addressed a press conference on Tuesday said: “It is not a total lockdown, we still want people on essential services to go about their normal activities.
“We are trying to de-centralise markets in Lagos. This is why we want to use some of our closed schools as markets, so people can buy food and medicine without going a long distance.
“It is only when you are alive that you can talk about economics and finance.”