Coronavirus: Ogun State to open markets every 48 hours during lockdown
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has declared that all markets in the state will be opened every 48 hours during the lockdown.
Governor Abiodun disclosed this while addressing journalists on Friday night at his residence in Iperu Remo.
He said all markets will be opened between 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday as the lockdown started on Friday night and the first three days are to be used for disinfecting public places such as motor parks and markets.
“The lockdown will be total from now till 7 a.m. on Tuesday, to be suspended between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. to allow for essential business activities,” he said.
Governor Abiodun made it known that the stimulus package will benefit not less than 500,000 households, and he further explained that it comprises 5kg of rice, beans, garri, tomato pastes, vegetable oil, salt, seasoning cubes and other hygiene products would be distributed to the poor and the vulnerable in the state.
I was at the Ogun State Central Food Bank today, when I had an on-the-spot inspection of the stimulus packages bagged in preparation for the distribution of relief materials across the State, to cushion the economic effects of the #COVID19 Lockdown on families and households. pic.twitter.com/bxYcXC5mQ5
— Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun – MFR (@dabiodunMFR) April 4, 2020
The Governor said that the state government would begin to enforce the compulsory wearing of face mask as from Tuesday till the expiration of the lockdown.