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COVID-19: Ogun Extends Lockdown By One Week, Blames Residents Refusing To Obey Directives

May 16, 2020
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Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has announced the extension of coronavirus lockdown in the state by one week.

Abiodun disclosed this on Friday during a press conference to provide an update on the government’s efforts to check the spread of the virus.

The governor said he was constrained to extend the current lockdown till May 24th because of the increase in community transmission of Coronavirus and Ogun resident’s refusal to obey government directives to stem the tide of the virus.

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He explained that people will be allowed to come out for essential business activities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between the hours of 7am and 5pm.

“In view of the evidence of community transmission and poor compliance with the lockdown measures, the government was constrained to extend the lockdown for another week till May 24.

“The current pattern of lockdown, with relaxation windows from 7.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday continues. We will continue to monitor the level of compliance with the lockdown measures and incidence of community transmission and hopefully’

“There will be positive developments that will enable us further ease the lockdown at the end of this new lockdown period. We must also bear in mind that the daily curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and the ban on non-essential interstate travel as directed by Mr. President still stands’.

“Interestingly, the feedback from you, the people of Ogun State, from the Public Opinion Poll hosted on the Twitter, also support the extension of the lockdown. Out of about 6,000 respondents of the online poll, 53% support the continuation of the lockdown whilst 43% want a review with 4% undecided.”

Governor Abiodun declared that his government will not tolerate any act of smuggling of people, either indigenes or non-indigenes into the state, stressing that, anybody found contravening this restriction will be immediately prosecuted.

Meanwhile, KanyiDaily had reported that Ogun Government launched a protective glass box for coronavirus ‘Walk-in & Drive-through’ testing centre to prevent health practitioners from coming in contact with COVID-19 patients.

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