Coronavirus: Ogun State to suspend free periods during lockdown
Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has declared that the state will be in total lockdown for the next 14 days.
This is in compliance with the directive from the federal government after President Muhammadu Buhari declared that Ogun State alongside Lagos and the FCT should be in lockdown for another 14 days as part ways to contain the spread of coronavirus.
According to a statement signed by the chief press secretary, Kunle Somorin, Governor Abiodun said the measure will take effect on Saturday, April 18.
He urged the people of the state to take advantage of the current window relaxation of Wednesday, April 15 and Friday, April 17 to restock on food items and other essentials.
“The current window of relaxation of the lockdown in the state from 7.00am to 2.00pm which follows the same pattern of last week, will still be available for this Wednesday (15th April) and Friday (17th April) only,” the statement read.
“This is to allow the residents to prepare for the extension of the lockdown and restock on food and other essential items.”
Governor Abiodun noted that the state will soon commence the strict enforcement of the wearing of face masks by the people when they are in public, as it would further curb the spread of coronavirus.
He also added that the stimulus package distribution mechanism has been reviewed to make it more effective and efficient in the delivery to the target population of the elderly, the poor and vulnerable.
He confirmed that the relief items have been distributed to over 60,000 households of the elderly, the poor and vulnerable in the state, covering about 300,000 individuals, while the next stage which targets an additional 80,000 households (400,000 individuals) would soon commence.