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Thursday, May 28, 2020

COVID-19: Ogun Shifts Lockdown To Saturdays, Sundays Only

Governor Abiodun

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has eased the current lockdown in the state towards containing the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

Abiodun at a press conference on Thursday night at his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said the new phase of the lockdown will take effect from June 1.

The governor stated that his administration had decided to open up all the five working days in the week, leaving only Saturday and Sunday as lockdown days.

“There will be no time restriction from Monday to Friday, with the exception of the curfew period from 8.00pm or as may be directed by the President,” he said.

According to the governor, the new measure is contrary to the previous one which allows residents to go about their businesses on only Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Abiodun noted that his administration had continued to strike the right balance between the need for people to pursue their economic activities while discharging their duties of safeguarding public health and safety.

He, however, warned that the further easing of the lockdown was not a licence to believe COVID-19 is over.

"It is also important to mention that our approach in combating COVID-19 in the State seeks to align with the extant guidelines in place as issued by the Presidential Task Force, given that Ogun State is one of the States in the Presidential lockdown directive. 

"Therefore, in consideration of the need to increasingly allow economic activities and after consultations with stakeholders, and based on expert advice from medical scientists and data analysis, the second phase of the eased lockdown will commence on the first of June, as indicated last week.

"This second phase has two major elements of further relaxation of the restrictions and expansion in the number of days. 

"In contrast to the current three days of Monday, Wednesday and Friday, this new phase opens up all the five working days in the week i.e Monday to Friday, with only Saturday and Sunday as lockdown days. 

"In addition, there will be no time restriction from Monday to Friday, with the exception of the curfew period from 8.00pm or as may be directed by the President. Let no one make a mistake. COVID- 19 is neither over nor the curve of the spread flattened. From all available data and simulations, we are yet to reach our peak, consequently the further easing of the lockdown is not a license to believe the worst is over."



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