Coronavirus: Ogun state relaxes lockdown

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Ogun state government relaxes lockdown to allow the residents to prepare for the extension of the lockdown and restock on food and other essential items.

Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun made this known on Tuesday, April 14, in a statement issued by his media aide.

The governor complimented President Buhari for providing the necessary leadership especially for the federal government’s efforts to fight the coronavirus in the country.

Abiodun urged the residents of the state to endure the 14-day extension of the lockdown in the state.

He made the statement that it is a necessary sacrifice to defeat an invisible and deadly enemy that requires its victims as unwitting vectors of its deadly venom.

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He said: “We must deny the virus the vital supply chain required to decimate humanity by complying with all the social distancing measures and maintaining personal hygiene”.

“I remain committed in its twin-responsibility of protecting lives and properties in the state and ensuring the welfare of the citizens”.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unusual challenge to strike a delicate balance of the need for public safety and welfare of the citizenry”.

“Therefore, the current window of relaxation of the lockdown in the state from 7.00 am to 2.00 pm, which follows the same pattern of last week, will still be available for this Wednesday, April 15 and Friday, April 17, only”.

“This is to allow the residents to prepare for the extension of the lockdown and restock on food and other essential items”.

“However, Ogun state borders remain closed. It should be emphasized that people should only go out if they need to and are required at all times when outside their homes to wear a face mask, including locally made face masks, even as they observe other social distancing measures.”

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