Lagos Issues Guidelines For Restaurant Operators
The Lagos State Government has said operators of restaurants and eateries in the state must put in place measures to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state or risk heavy sanctions. The government said temperature checks must be conducted on all customers and employees, adding that visitors must stand six feet apart. Employees of such restaurants, the state government said, must wear face coverings and cloves at all times. The new guidelines, according to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, are to mitigate exposure to coronavirus. He said due to the Ramadan fast, restaurants could open between 9am and 7pm. He stressed that they were however restricted to take away packs and orders. The special adviser assured that the activities of all eateries would be monitored by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. ” He said the ministry has set up a taskforce to monitor, arrest and prosecute erring facilities for non compliance, saying comprehensive guidelines will be issued and made available to the operators. He said that hotels, bars, and clubs remain shut until the state government decide otherwise.