This human tragedy in the form of COVID-19 popularly known as Coronavirus is affecting the world and its inhabitants. So many countries are on total lockdown to observe social distancing by staying at home due to the spike in number of COVID-19 cases. Fortunately, countries such as Nigeria are still in the prevention stage to avoid a calamity that seems imminent.
This article is written in line with the Lagos state government’s efforts and guidelines regarding curtailing the spread of the Coronavirus. The outbreak is moving quickly and spreading fast into Africa and Nigeria as a whole and some of the perspectives in this article may fall out of date.
On Monday the 23rd of March 2020, the commissioner for physical planning and urban development, Dr Idris Salako, announced in a statement that the Ministry of physical Planning and Urban Development will henceforth commence the enforcement of guidelines in all construction sites in the state. This decision is important and in line with the Nigerian governments efforts to contain the spread of the diseases.
For the avoidance of doubt all our construction sites are going to observe rules set out by the ministry of physical planning and urban development
Rules our construction sites will adhere to in order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus
- No more than 20 workers on site each day
- Provision for washing of hands for all workers and visitors
- Social distancing of not less than 2 meters (5 feet)
- Maintaining good hygiene on all Construction sites and at all times
- Acquisition of alcohol based sanitizers for the use of workers and visitors
- Enforcing all the workers to sanitize themselves before and after entering any construction site.
We will keep adhering to this rules from the Ministry of physical Planning and Urban Development. While sharing verified updates about the situation from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Together we believe we can stop further spread of the virus in Lagos state and in Nigeria.