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Coronavirus: Lagos directs construction sites to limit workers to 20 or shut down


As cases of Coronavirus rise in Nigeria, Lagos State government has directed all ongoing construction sites to limit workers to 20 or get shut down.

Also, operators of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Primero Transport Services Limited, has said they were cutting down the number of passengers onboard its buses to 42 sitting capacity.

Fola Tinubu, managing director of the company, who announced this on Monday at a news conference to give details of measures being taken to contain the deadly virus, also said all 434 buses in their fleet would be disinfected daily basis until the crisis is over.

To reduce contact with persons as well as cash, Primero, Tinubu added, is partnering with Sterling Bank to offer free utility card to commuters to load in their fare with which they can tap in and tap of the buses without handling cash.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State ministry of physical planning and urban development has said it would together with its agencies commence the enforcement of the limit at all construction sites across the state.

“For the avoidance of doubt all construction sites are expected to observe the following:

– No construction site must have more than 20 workers each day.

– All construction sites must make provision for the washing of hands of all workers and visitors.

– All construction workers must observe social distancing of not less 2metre (5feet)

– Construction sites must maintain good hygiene at all times.

All construction sites are expected to have alcohol-based sanitizers on site for the use of workers and visitors.

– All construction workers are also required to sanitize themselves before and after entering a construction site.

– maintain other safety measures.

– The general public is advised to report any construction site that does not comply with these guidelines to the Ministry or its Agencies.

Together we can stop further spread of the virus in Lagos State and Nigeria,” the ministry said in a statement signed by Idris Salako, the commissioner in charge of the ministry