COVID-19: Kogi Governor Tests Positive, Lagos Shuts Down Markets


In the wake of the pandemic corona virus, Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State Governor, has been tested positive.

This was made known on Wednesday, March 25, making it the second Nigerian Governor to test Positive for the dreaded virus.

Bello is said to have met with the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who was also confirmed positive after his arrival from Germany.

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Meanwhile, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the closure of all markets not selling essential commodities such as medical supplies, water, foodstuff amongst others.

The order which is effective from Thursday, March 26 is to help control the spread of the virus which has 29 confirmed cases in Lagos, out of the total 46 cases in Nigeria.

“All open markets and stores except for sellers of food and medicines, medical equipment and other essential life-saving products are directed to close from Thursday 26th, 2020 for the next seven days.

“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.”

Sanwo-Olu said at a press conference on Tuesday, March 24.