Coronavirus: Governor Abiodun lifts weekend lockdown in Ogun State

Coronavirus: Governor Abiodun lifts weekend lockdown in Ogun State

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Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has suspended the weekend lockdown in the state on Friday, August 14 due to the re-opening of worship centres.

The Governor decided to lift the ban after thorough deliberation, consideration and resolutions with stakeholders. However, the ban on social gatherings not exceeding 20 people is still in place.

“Let me say that now that our worship centres are open for activities, the restrictions on weekends are lifted, but the limitation on social gatherings not exceeding 20 people at any place at the same time is still very much in force,” Governor Abiodun said.

“Observation of dusk-to-dawn curfew as directed by the Presidential Task Force i.e. between 10pm and 4am 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.”

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