Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu also directed all markets and stores trading in non-essential commodities to close for seven days.
The directive takes effect from Thursday, March 26, a statement from the Lagos State Government added.
Sanwo-Olu advised the organised private sector to take drastic steps as done by the government in the public sector and allow non-essential .
The governor also asked banks and other financial institutions to prioritise online channels for their services to the public, adding that only essential and key senior staff should be allowed to work in the office during the restriction period.
In a televised briefing after State’s Security Council meeting held at the State House in Marina, Sanwo-Olu said the restriction measures were necessary, given the rise in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lagos.
He said the directive should not be seen as a lockdown on business activities in the State.
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