COVID-19: Lockdown Will End In Ogun May 9 - Abiodun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


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COVID-19: Lockdown Will End In Ogun May 9 - Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun 
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that, the lockdown in the state occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic will end on Sunday, 9th May, 2020.

The governor while addressing journalists at his Oke-Mosan office in Abeokuta also announced that the lockdown in the state has been extended by one week.

The governor equally adjusted the relaxation window by adding three hours to the seven hours being given to the residents of the state before.

The governor explained that his decision was in line with the order of the President Muhammadu Buhari.

He therefore advised the people of the state to adhere strictly to recommendations of professionals during the relaxation window.

He said, “in line with Mr. President’s address to the entire nation, the Lockdown is still in place. However, the Lockdown will begin to be relaxed gradually and in phases from Monday, 4th May, in consideration of the peculiarity of the different States.

“To this end, our relaxation window remains Monday, 4th May; Wednesday, 6th May; and Friday, 8th May. The new time frame will, however, now be from 7am to 5pm on those days. This will give our people ample time to conduct necessary economic activities and to get to their various homes before the commencement of the daily curfew as directed by Mr. President. For the avoidance of doubt, the curfew is from 8pm to 6am everyday and will be strictly enforced.

“Let me restate that as I announced last week, the use of face mask is now compulsory in public. We have procured over 1 million face masks that we are distributing across the State to groups such as Market Women, Artisans, Transport Unions, Law Enforcement Agencies, Civil Servants and religious groups among others. Nevertheless everybody has a personal responsibility to procure and wear a face mask.”

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