Lockdown Ease Updates: Lagosians defy social distancing rules

Nigeria began easing restrictions of the lockdown on Monday in its capital Abuja and in Lagos, its largest city, after more than four weeks to curb the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari in his April 27th nationwide broadcast disclosed that the Federal Government have directed the affected States to start easing the lockdown effective from today, Monday, May 4th, 2020.

In addition, the Lagos State Government gave guidelines that all persons must adhere to the use of face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers when in public places.

However, it was observed that the traffic situation in Lagos is very chaotic and complex as the city is busy with cars, buses and motorised tricycle taxis with social distancing not being practiced but many were putting on face masks.

Some BRT terminals were filled to capacity with waiting passengers hoping to get on the available buses.

Commuters were seen trekking long distances, for those of them whose destination are not too far while Danfo drivers failed to stick to the government order of carrying 8 passengers, when passenger scrambled to enter the bus, the bus is full, no one wants to come down to meet the required number of passengers.

Also, footage from banks showed how a handful of customers are waiting to gain access into the banking halls.

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