Lagos and Kaduna State government have commenced fumigation of key public places in order to curb the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus.
Recall that just some days ago, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced a 14-days mandatory self-quarantine period for government workers and ordered that markets across the state will commence lockdown from Thursday, March 26.
It appears against the commencement of the partial lockdown, a certain section of the state are now being properly disinfected.
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On the other side, Kaduna State Market Development and Management Company has commenced fumigation of the markets against COVID 19.
Personnel were sighted at the Sheikh Abubakar Gumi Central Market fumigating the environment.
Though, the General Manager of Kaduna Markets Development and Management Company, could not be reached for comment on the development, the company on its official Twitter handle confirmed the development.
It said, the fumigation was aimed at disinfecting the market as a measure to combat the spread of COVID-19.
According to the market authority, “this evening, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi (Central) Market is being fumigated and disinfected as a measure to combat the spread of COVID-19.”
Meanwhile, traders in the markets around metropolis have complied with the state government’s restrictions.
At the Gumi Market and Kakuri Market in Kaduna North and Kaduna South LGAs respectively, many shops were found locked up, while traders selling drugs especially around Warri road, raw foodstuff, cooked food and drinks, were found open and conducting their businesses.
However, people were seen indulging in panic buying stocking essential commodities afraid that Kaduna state could be locked down should there be a positive case of Coronavirus. People were seen in various shades of face masks, some with different types of sanitisers while others are seemingly unconcerned.