Lagos Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has shut down parties and sealed off event centres as a measure to contain the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Recall that the Governor of the state Babajide Sanwo-Olu has earlier placed a ban on gatherings of more than 50 persons, closing down schools, churches and mosques.

According to reports, LASEPA was hinted that over 500 persons were expected at a party, an information that prompted them to act swiftly.

However, in a publication released by the state Ministry of Information and Strategy, the state government said the approved number for social gatherings has been reduced to 20 persons.

As guests at the party would be more than the approved figure by the government, LASEPA officials moved into the venue and sealed it off.

In a related development, the LASEPA officials also sealed off Regency and Imperial hall for failing to comply to the initial ban on social gathering above 50 persons in the state.