Coronavirus: Ogun State Government relaxes extended lockdown with free periods
The Ogun State Government has declared that there will be a window of relaxation during the extended 14-day lockdown directive imposed by President Muhammad Buhari.
Governor Dapo Abiodun said the relaxation window will be observed on Monday 20th, Wednesday 22nd and Friday 24th of April, from 7.00 am to 2.00 pm.
“My dear fellow citizens of our Ogun State, we appreciate the serious health need to curb the spread of the virus and prevent those who have not contracted the virus from contracting it. But there is also the important need to strike a delicate balance between public safety and welfare of the citizenry,” Governor Abiodun said.
“In this regard, Ogun State residents will have a window of relaxation from the renewed 14-day lockdown in the state and will be Monday (20th April), Wednesday (22nd April) and Friday (24th April, 2020). The period of relaxation will be between the hours of 7am and 2pm on each of these days.
“This means that citizens are expected to remain indoors tomorrow, Saturday, April 18, 2020; Sunday, April 19, 2020; Tuesday, April 21, 2020 and Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 as period of the lockdown.”
The Governor said they will continue to review modalities for the following week, while all interstate and international borders leading to the state would remain shut except to essential services.