Osun Extends Relaxing Lockdown for Another 2 Weeks

Government of Osun state extends relaxing lockdown for another two (2) weeks, makes decision to lockdown non-compliance.

Osun state government under the leadership of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has decided to extend relaxation of lockdown for another 2 weeks.

This follows the earlier decision to relax the lockdown in the state for initial period of two weeks which is set to expire this Saturday.

This announcement was made on on Thursday in Osogbo, the State capital and was signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Ismail Omipidan.

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According to the directives following the initial relaxation of the curfew, the curfew now runs from 9pm to 6am with religious gatherings allowed only on Sundays.

The directives mandated a full compliance of COVID-19 preventive measures on all religious gatherings.

However, Oyetola expressed his displeasure at the level of compliance with some of the relaxation guidelines, especially the wearing of face masks in public places.

The governor, therefore stated that churches, mosques, and market places that fail in compliance with this directives will be shut down.

He said;

“COVID-19 is real and Osun is not out of the woods yet. We have noticed that many of our citizens are brazenly flouting the safety guidelines put in place to curb the spread of virus in the State.”

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Speaking further on the government’s decision to see to the end of COVID-19 in Osun state, he added;

“The government will not fold its hands while a few people jeopardise the mileage we have recorded so far in this fight. It is not yet uhuru and strict enforcement will commence immediately. Any worship centre, market or motor park where people do not wear face mask or maintain social distancing will be shut down.”

Conclusively, governor Oyetola reemphasized that interstate movements is still prohibited, adding that the penalty for non-compliance motor parks is shutdown.

Meanwhile, Osun state recorded one new case of coronavirus disease after staying a week without discovering any cases.

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