The police command in Lagos has ordered all officers to enforce the 12am to 4am curfew earlier imposed by the Presidential Task Force on OCVID-19 to slow down the second wave of the deadly virus during the festive season.

The new order of the command was given by the state’s commissioner for police, Hakeen Odumosu, on Thursday, December 31, Punch reports.

Odumosu, in a statement signed by the police’s spokesman in the state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that the use of facemasks and social distancing in public places must be enforced.

Moreover, the police maintained that recreational centres like nightclubs, bars, and lounges must remain closed till further notice.

Part of the statement read:

“The commissioner of police reiterated that they must enforce the use of face mask regularly at public places (markets/malls), social distancing, total closure of night clubs, bars, lounges, event centres, no social party, street carnivals, use of an infra-red thermometer to check body temperature, sanitisers and enforcement of the imposed curfew between 12 midnight and 4am.

“All area commanders and DPOs must ensure such due enforcement in their various offices across the command; noting that COVID-19 is real and we must do everything possible within our reach to halt its spread.”