Coronavirus: Governor Abiodun finally lifts total lockdown in Ogun State after nine weeks
Governor Dapo Abiodun has announced the commencement of the eased lockdown in Ogun State from June 1 after nine weeks of total lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
During the press briefing at his Oke-Mosan office on Thursday, Governor Abiodun said relaxation windows have been extended to five days (Monday to Friday) while the Federal Government-imposed curfew stands between 8pm to 6am daily, however, Saturdays and Sundays will be for total lockdown.
Businesses are allowed to open starting from Monday with strict compliance to the safety and hygienic procedures laid down by the Ministry of Health, which include a ban on gatherings of more than 20 people.
Meanwhile, restaurants, relaxation centres, interstate travels, schools and religious centres are still banned from opening.
As of May 28, Ogun State has the seventh-highest cases of coronavirus in Nigeria. A total of 246 cases have been confirmed so far with 109 Covid-19 patients on admission while 128 recovered people have been discharged and nine deaths recorded.
During the nine weeks of total lockdown in Ogun State, Governor Abdiound reported that 235 violators were prosecuted with 64 vehicles impounded for disregarding the government’s order.