(VIDEO) COVID-19: Residents defying use of face masks, social distancing guidelines inside Ifo and Lusada markets

At Ifo market located in Ifo Local Government, the most populous local government in Ogun State, shoppers and traders were not immune to the disregard for COVID-19 prevention guidelines. The flagrant disregard for adherence to these guidelines was on display just like the wares the traders sell. While mobility was nearly impossible at Lusada market as a result of the bad road that divided the long-stretched market into two, many of the stalls in the market were closed down leaving the market partly deserted.

 

With over 1,000 COVID-19 cases, residents defy use of face masks, social distancing directives inside Ogun markets

Ifedayo Ogunyemi recently spent almost a week in Ogun State visiting fifteen markets across the three senatorial districts of the state to ascertain the level of patronage and compliance by traders, shoppers and other residents with the COVID-19 prevention guidelines. His report:

 

With over 1,000 COVID-19 cases, residents defy use of face masks, social distancing directives inside Ogun markets

 

 

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