Ogun People Defy Social-Distancing Principles, As Crowd Besiege Banks, Markets, Bus Stops - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Monday, May 4, 2020

Ogun People Defy Social-Distancing Principles, As Crowd Besiege Banks, Markets, Bus Stops

Crowd of customers at GTBank, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - People of Ogun State, on Monday, defied the post-lockdown controlled easing phase announced by Governor Dapo Abiodun as many residents of the state trooped out in large numbers in defiance of the social distancing principles.

Recall that Governor Abiodun had recently announced that “Lagos State will be very strict in the implementation of this directive.”

He also said commuters in public transport must wear face masks and buses must load to 60 per cent of their capacity.
At bus stops across the state, eager passengers were seen locked together as they struggled to secure a seat in available buses and taxis
It was the same story in banks as scores of customers besieged banks as early as 7:00am in the morning, standing too close against social distancing order.
However, like offices, businesses, markets, and stores resume operation with limited hours and staff capacity, THE ENCOUNTER NEWS observed that the compulsory use of face masks announced by the government recorded appreciable compliance as many residents, old and young, complied with the order.
It was also observed that, the level of compliance, was higher among women and children against the men folks that defied the order or merely hung the mask below the chin.
Report from Ifo area said commuters and commercial bus operators plying Sango-Ota defied the social distancing directive as bus conductors insisted commuters must sit 4 on a row against two announced by the government.
At the Lafenwa and Kuto markets, market men and women failed to observe precautionary measures of social distancing as they clustered with buyers haggling over prices of goods and items.

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