COVID-19: Ogun Announces Closure Of Borders For 2 Weeks ...
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, disclosed that the restriction of pandemic corona virus in the state will be lifted on May 9.
On Friday, Ogun State Governor revealed this in a briefing at the Okemosan Governor’s office, Abeokuta.
Dapo Abiodun respond to President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that shutdown be soften on 3rd May, 2020  in Ogun, Lagos and Abuja, Governor Abiodun pronounced that “for us in Ogun State, the extension will now end on Sunday, 9th May, that is, taking into consideration the initial one week of grace granted us by Mr. President.”
Having said that, Abiodun added that, “our relaxation window remains Monday, 4th May; Wednesday, 6th May; and Friday, 8th May.”
Ogun State Governor note that, “the new time frame will, however, now be from 7am to 5pm on those days.”
This divulge, will give the people ample time to conduct necessary economic activities and to get to their various homes before the commencement of the daily curfew as directed by Mr. President.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the curfew is from 8pm to 6am every day and will be strictly enforced,” he stated.
Governor Abiodun, stated some weeks ago that, the number of authentic cases in Ogun State has keep on rising to more than double.
On 30th April, 2020, the governor disclosed that 56 authentic cases of corona virus has been recorded in Ogun State to oppose 35 established cases a week ago.
He said “Out of these 8 have been discharged to re-join their families and restart normal life; whilst we have 47 active cases who are currently receiving efficient treatment from our medical officers.”
Abiodun revealed that most of the fresh cases confirmed are from the influx of immigrants, that is, Nigerians coming into the country via Ogun state land borders and those coming into Ogun state from others states of the country.
Governor also revealed that, “On Tuesday 28th April, we discovered that 24 people entered Ilushin in Ogun Waterside LGA, and, just 24 hours after, another 12 people were rounded up in Odogbolu LGA. This calls for vigilance from all of us.”
“Their appearance in our dear State has serious implications for public health and safety because the Federal Government has prohibited all forms of interstate travel except for essential service. We hereby call on our law enforcement agents, traditional rulers and community leaders to be vigilant and report any visitors to the police,” Abiodun said.

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