Ogun state government extends lockdown by 1 more week

Ogun state government extends lockdown by 1 more week 2

Ogun state government extends lockdown by 1 more week 3

Ogun state government extends lockdown by 1 more week

The Ogun State government has extended the lockdown due to the deadly Coronavirus by one week.

The Ogun State governor Prince Dapo Abiodun issued a statement through his official Twitter account to explain how the lockdown rules will be .

The statement said, “You will recall that last-week we commenced the gradual easing of our modified lockdown by extending relaxation hours from 7am – 2pm to 7am – 5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

“This allowed for conduct of essential business activities and has been acclaimed to have positive psychological benefits. We continue to work with statistical data & feedback from the field and endeavor to strike a balance between the health of our people & these restrictions.

“Consequently in view of the evidence of community transmission and poor compliance with the lockdown measures, we are constrained to extend the lockdown for another week till Sunday 24th of May

“The current pattern of lockdown, with relaxation windows from 7.00am to 5.00pm 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 8pm to 6am and the ban on non-essential inter- State 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.

“While I am glad to announce that we have discharged a total number of 59 cases, we must keep in mind that we currently have 70 active cases.

“This brings 2 facts to fore: that our testing capacity has increased to 450 per day, and that some residents have continued to defy the facemask regulations, distancing and public transport restrictions.

“On the part of Government, we have apprehended and prosecuted in our newly introduced mobile courts, 108 violators of the presidential curfew directive, while impounding 517 vehicles, 109 motorcycles and 6 tricycles.

“Because security agents have intercepted migrants defying the interstate travel ban, we continue to interface with traditional rulers in border communities with mostly non-indigenous settlements such as the Kara, Ogere and Eleweran onion markets.”

 

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