Breaking: Lagos Assembly passes bill to combat COVID-19

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed into law an act to combat and stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state.

The bill, which is made up of 25 sections, is titled, “A Bill for a Law to Combat and Stop the Spread of Corona Virus Pandemic in Lagos State and for Connected Purposes”.

The state lawmakers had taken the first and second readings of the bill, after which they committed it to the Committee on Health Services of the House for further work and deliberations.

After passing the bill into law, the Speaker, Rt.Hon. Mudashiru Obasa directed the Clerk of the House, Mr. Azeez Sanni to prepare and send a clean copy of the bill to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his assent.

Lagos State leads in terms of number of infections so far, with about 32 cases recorded, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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