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There were chaotic scenes at Nigeria’s biggest banks as the government eased a lockdown that had been in place for several weeks to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in Nigeria.

The government had announced a relaxation of the lockdown, allowing citizens to carry out businesses during the day. The biggest retail banks GTBank and Access Bank witnessed a throng of customers who created rowdy scenes at several branches across major cities in the country.

While several customers obeyed the government’s directive of wearing face masks in the public, a lot of customers did not wear masks and nearly everyone seen by the LAGOS TIMES correspondents flouted the social distancing rules enacted by the government.

Customers at an Access Bank Branch
Customers at an Access Bank Branch
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