Covid-19 Lockdown: Ogun To Enjoy Three Days Free Period

The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has on Friday said that residents in Ogun state will have a-3-day window of relaxation from the renewed 14 days lockdown in the state.

Prince Dapo stated this in a press release made available on one of his social media pages.

He said: “Having reviewed the 14-day lockdown extension which begins midnight, we have decided that, even as the lockdown is a necessary sacrifice we must make, we will continue to allow for relaxation windows amidst caution, to allow residents essential activities including businesses, getting food items and other basic supplies.

“The windows will be observed between 7am (morning) and 2pm (afternoon) on Monday, 20th April, 2020, Wednesday, 22nd and Friday, 24th. This translates to a total lockdown tomorrow, Saturday 18th; Sunday, 19th; Tuesday, 21st; and Thursday, 23rd. We will continue to review modalities of the lockdown for the following week, as developments permit, while our borders remain shut except to essential services.”

He further explained that six patients have been discharged out of the nine confirmed cases in the state.

“However, I am hopeful that a brighter future lies ahead, as we have discharged 6 patients out of 9 total confirmed cases. The 3 active cases are currently under close observation by health personnel in one of our Isolation Centres. This record of ours defies the global average, which is 1 positive case to 3 transmitted cases, since in our case, what we have ensured is 1 positive case to 1 transmitted case.”

The Governor also enjoined all to stay safe, use facemasks and maintain social distancing.

“I urge everyone to continue to stay at home, and if we must go out during the windows, let’s continue to maintain distancing and hygiene measures. I am confident that our compliance to directives, advisories and measures will encourage the numerous teams and individuals who have contributed to this cause, including our Medical Team, the State COVID-19 Task Force, security agencies, and the private sector.

“Our administration remains focused on the wellbeing of the people, and we will do all that is humanly possible and scientifically expedient in our fight against COVID-19.”

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