Coronavirus: Ogun State Government ban religious and social gatherings

Coronavirus: Ogun State Government ban religious and social gatherings

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Ogun State government have placed an immediate ban on any gathering that would bring together 50 or more persons in the same place.


Such gatherings include social clubs, halls, cinemas, night clubs, restaurants, cafes, and sports arenas.


According to a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, the government said the ban is part of the measures taken to contain the spread of coronavirus and it will be in effect for the next 30 days.


The government said the restriction has to be enforced without undermining the people’s fundamental rights to association and movement, because the safety of the people and their welfare are priorities that cannot in any way, be toyed with.


“The government will continue the surveillance initiatives and intensify sensitisation on COVID-19. This is more so given the peculiarity of its location as the Nation’s Gateway State and its industrial capital.

“Our epidemiologists and other health workers are working round the clock with Federal agencies and international development agencies to stop the spread of Coronavirus,” it added.


Governor Abiodun, in the statement reassured the populace that no stone would be left unturned to ensure that the state is prepared at all times to respond appropriately.


He further encouraged people to maintain a high level of suspicion and report any suspected case to the appropriate authorities.


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