COVID-19 : Ogun State Relaxes Weekend Lockdown

The Ogun state government lifts weekend lockdown put in place to reduce spread of COVID-19

The government of Ogun state has lifted the weekend lockdown that was placed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The governor, Dapo Abiodun announced this on Friday while giving updates to the residents of the state on how they are combating the virus.

The governor said that this decision was made after extensive deliberation, consideration and resolution from the necessary stakeholder.

The main reason for this lift was for religious gatherings during the weekends but the rule of not more than 20 people in any gathering still stood.

Governor Abiodun also reminded the citizens that the dusk till dawn curfew from 10 pm to 4 am as directed by the Presidential Task Force must still be observed. He said,

“Observation of dusk-to-dawn curfew as directed by the Presidential Task Force i.e. between 10.00 pm and 4.00 am daily.
“Wearing of face masks in the public is compulsory and failure to do so is punishable.

“Only one passenger is still allowed for motorcycles and two passengers only for tricycles. Taxi cabs and buses still have 60% limitation on their carrying capacity and non-adherence attracts sanction.

“The COVID-19 Task Force in markets must continue to ensure physical distancing, availability of handwashing facilities, and use of gloves and facemasks for traders. Decontamination will continue in our markets and other public places.”

Governor Abiodun reminded the residents that this life was just for religious gatherings as Lounges, pools, event centres, night clubs and other social facilities are still to be locked down.

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