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Corona virus: Lagos reopens 2 recreational parks.

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The Lagos state government on Sunday, September 6, announced the reopening of two of its recreational parks for public use, stressing that visitors to the parks must comply with the subsisting COVID-19 protocols.

Titilayo Ajirotutu, the assistant director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Parks and Gardens (LASPARK), disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos. According to Ajirotutu, the reopened recreational facilities are the Ndubisi Kanu Park in Alausa and the Dr Abayomi Finnish Park in Oregun, Ikeja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state had closed down all parks at the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic to contain the community spread of the virus. This measure denied fun seekers the opportunity to relax in the open and hindered government revenue from the facilities.

The statement quoted Adetoun Popoola, the general manager of LASPARK, as saying that the agency had made necessary arrangements and put in place relevant safety protocols for the public to visit the parks. “Strict observance of COVID-19 guidelines including physical distancing, use of face masks, temperature checks and washing of hands with soap and running water is germane to reducing the risk of exposure to the virus. “It is also pertinent to mention that children below five and adults above 65 years are advised to stay home to reduce their risk of infection. “All play items and games which have high touch surfaces will also not be operational for now at the parks,” Popoola said. The LASPARK boss said further that the occupancy limit of the parks had been restricted to 150 people for Ndubuisi Kanu Park and 100 people for Dr. Abayomi Finnih park to prevent overcrowding.

 

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She said that other public recreational parks in various parts of the state are still being assessed for reopening, adding that the public would be notified accordingly.

 

 

Two recreational parks have been reopened in Lagos, the Lagos government said

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the American ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, on Thursday, August 20, paid a courtesy visit to the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

 

During their meeting, the ambassador talked about the relationship between the US government and the state.

 

Both also touched on the signed agreement between Power Africa and Lagos state’s ministry of energy as they accessed the present situation of power.

 

Legit.ng had also reported that the United States embassy in Abuja and the consulate office in Lagos cancelled immigrant and non-immigrant visa appointments in the country.

 

The embassy disclosed this in a tweet via its official Twitter handle, USEmbassyAbuja, on Wednesday, March 18, saying the visa services will resume as soon as possible.

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Bruno Fernandes’s penalty hands United a first home win in a match of two penalties

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Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer concedes his side were ‘lucky’ that West Brom had a penalty decision overturned in their 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

 

After a goalless first 45 minutes, Slaven Bilic’s side were awarded a spot-kick early in the second half after referee David Coote ruled that Bruno Fernandes had fouled Conor Gallagher in the box.

 

VAR however intervened with the decision eventually changed after Coote reviewed the incident on the sideline. Replays suggested Fernandes did make some contact with the ball before the man.

 

The Red Devils made the most of the call and were themselves awarded a penalty 10 minutes later which Fernandes tucked away at the second time of asking after his first attempt was saved only for goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to be caught coming of his line.

 

Solskjaer, referencing Aston Villa’s similarly overturned last-minute spot-kick in their 2-1 home defeat to Brighton earlier on Saturday, told BT Sport he thought both penalties should have been awarded.

 

He said: “I looked at the penalty this afternoon at Villa-Brighton, and there’s contact on the ball and the man. In my head, it might be a penalty, and there as well.

 

With this victory, United see themselves in the top half of the table for the first time this seasin with 13 points from 9 games at 8th position.

 

While for West Brom, they remain in the bottom three with only 3 points.

 

United will host Istanbul Basaksehir midweek, while also to play away to Southampton on Sunday.

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