Ogun Govt Extends lockdown To May 31
Dapo Abiodun

Ogun State Government has again extended the lockdown imposed on the state by another week.

The state Governor, Dapo Abiodun disclosed this on Friday while briefing journalists in Abeokuta.

He said the extension of the lockdown for one more week followed the continued increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in the state.

He said: “We cannot ignore the fact that we are having a sudden rise in the number of new cases. We all decried an increase of 30 per cent last week when I was giving the weekly update.

“This week’s increase of over 37 per cent is even more worrisome, particularly as we are still under an eased lockdown, and considering the demography and location of the confirmed cases, we can confirm that community transmission is on the increase in our state.

“I have to state that after all considerations, we are constrained to take the painful, but necessary decision to continue the eased lockdown of Ogun State for another one week till Sunday, May 31.

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“As we have always maintained the delicate balance between lives and livelihood, we will continue to have our window of relaxation, from 7 am to 5 pm on Monday, 25th May; Wednesday, 27th May, and Friday, 29th May.

“We must also bear in mind that the daily curfew from 8p.m to 6a.m and the ban on non-essential inter-state travel as directed by Mr President still stand.”

The governor added that the second phase, which would begin from June 1, would be accompanied by a further ease of the lockdown and expansion of the windows of relaxation.

He said that the guidelines and details would be provided in due course.

Meanwhile, he felicitated with the Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the Ramadan fasting.

He however, cautioned them against any form of gathering.


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