Residents worried at poor social distancing in Lagos


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Oyingbo market woman failed to observe social distance. PHOTO: Gabriel Olawale

Some residents of Abule Egba and Agege in Lagos State, on Monday, expressed worry at non-compliance of many Lagos residents with social distancing directive aimed at reducing COVID-19 spread following the ease of lockdown.

Many Lagos residents used face masks on the first day of gradual relaxation of the lockdown of the state but did not observe social distancing at some bus stops, banks, and other public places.

The federal and Lagos State governments had ordered the use of face masks and social distancing as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

Mr Joshua Ochugbo, a 53-year-old trader in Abule Egba, said that it was good that many residents used face masks but would have been better if they also observed social distance.

He said he would use face mask until the end of the mask COVID-19 crisis and would do his best to keep a distance from people.

“I bought different types of face…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper