COVID-19: Markets To Open Only On Wednesday And Saturday – FCT Minister

The Coronavirus pandemic has put a pause on our everyday life as citizen are directed to observe various rules which are totally not used to most of them. The Federal Government has called on another 14 days lockdown in major cities across the country with the highest cases so far (Lagos, Abuja and Osun).

According to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), as at 15th April, Lagos state has a total of 232 cases, Abuja 58 and Osun 20 with a Sum total of 407 confirmed, 128 discharged and 12 deaths in the Country.

In a bid to curb the spread, a total cessation of movements was put in place as the FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello said markets will be open only on Wednesday and Saturday according to information gathered.

In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, Mr Anthony Ogunleye said, “Market operational days are henceforth reduced to two days in a week namely Wednesdays and Saturdays only; Residents should patronize only neighborhood markets as movement from one district to the other now constitutes a violation of the lockdown. Mobile courts will now be activated to try all violators of the directive on the cessation of movement across the FCT.”

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