In the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Federal and State Government have undertaken stringent measures such as the creation of new laws, regulations and orders to tackle the spread of COVID 19 in the country. The Federal Government on the 29th of March 2020, ordered a cessation of all movements in Lagos, Ogun, and the FCT for an initial period of fourteen (14) days which began on the 30th of March 2020. On the 12th of March 2020 the Federal Government extended the lockdown by another 14days which was to end on the 27th of April 2020. Subsequently on the 27th of April, the Federal Government extended the lockdown to the 4th of May 2020. These steps are to enable the government track the spread of COVID-19 within these areas. Nearly all State Governments in Nigeria have also initiated some form of lockdown and border closure e.g Kano, Plateau, Delta, Bauchi States etc.
However, certain businesses are exempted from the lockdown restrictions, particularly those providing health-related and essential services, including hospitals and related medical establishments, organizations in healthcare-related manufacturing and distribution, amongst others.