COVID-19: Ogun Lifts Weekend Lockdown, Reopens Places Of Worship

Dapo Abiodun Ogun State Governor OnoBello

The Ogun State Government has granted the reopening of worship centres while suspending weekend lockdown in the state.

In a statement issued to journalists on Friday, Governor Dapo Abiodun who gave an update on the efforts of the government in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, explained that he took the decision after thorough deliberation, consideration and resolution with stakeholders.

He also disclosed that the decision to lift the weekend lockdown was due to the opening of worship centres for activities. Abiodun, however, said the limitation on social gatherings not exceeding 20 people at any place is still in force. He also mentioned that wearing of face masks in the public is compulsory and failure to do so is punishable.

He said, “Let me say that now that our worship centres are open for activities, the restrictions on weekends are lifted, but the limitation on social gatherings not exceeding 20 people at any place at the same time is still very much in force.

“Observation of dusk-to-dawn curfew as directed by the Presidential Task Force i.e. between 10.00pm and 4.00am daily.

“Only one passenger is still allowed for motorcycles and two passengers only for tricycles. Taxi cabs and buses still have 60% limitation on their carrying capacity and non-adherence attracts sanction.

“The COVID-19 Task Force in markets must continue to ensure physical distancing, availability of handwashing facilities, and use of gloves and facemasks for traders. Decontamination will continue in our markets and other public places.”

The governor also said the process of reopening Gyms, arcades, swimming pools, barber-shops, spas, beauty Salons, public parks and golf courses is in progress. He further noted that event centres, bars, casinos, cinemas, and night clubs are still under lockdown.

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