Ogun State has extended lockdown till May 9. The extension was revealed by the state governor, Dapo Abiodun in a statement disseminated at the weekend.
It could be recalled that on April 27, President Muhammadu Buhari announced that the lockdown in Ogun, Lagos and the federal capital territory (FCT) would be relaxed from May 4.
But the governor said the extension of the lockdown was as a result of the initial one-week grace granted to the state when Buhari ordered the first lockdown on March 30.
The governor stated that there would be a relaxation window for residents on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 am to 5 pm.
And there will be a curfew between 8 pm and 6 am every day until the lockdown is fully lifted, and the use of face masks is mandatory.
“Taxicabs for intrastate journeys (within Ogun) must convey only 3 passengers at a time. 18-seater buses for intrastate journeys must convey only 7 passengers.
Tricycles can convey only 2 passengers. Motorcycles (okada) should convey only 1 passenger,” he added.
“All schools remain closed, while students will continue with their DigiClass.
“30% of public servants are to resume work only on days of window relaxation. All essential service personnel will continue to work despite the lockdown.
“All public religious gatherings remain banned. All pubs, clubs, stadia, public pools, spas, gyms, salons, etc., and all assemblies of more than 15 people remain banned.
Restaurants may open on the approved days for take-out meals only.
“Burials and naming ceremonies are allowed, but there must not be more than 15 people, including the officiating ministers.”
The governor further disclosed that inter-state travel remains banned, and Lagos workers resident in Ogun “are not allowed to go to Lagos or any other state and return to Ogun”.