ABEOKUTA - Governor Dapo Abiodun on Friday May 8, extended the lockdown of the state by another one week, saying preservation of human lives should take precedent over every other considerations.
Abiodun said the fate of the citizens and residents of the state were now in their hands regarding abiding by the safety measures already enunciated by the health experts to stay safe from the Coronavirus Pandemic and prevent its spread in the state.
The Governor spoke in Oke – Mosan Governor’s Office at the expiration of the initial 40 days lockdown of the state while addressing reporters about the efforts being made by the administration towards flattening the curve.
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He lamented that many of residents and citizens had shown shocking and utter disregard to all safety measures such as social distancing, wearing of face masks in public among others, to prevent the spread and advised that people should learn from the dire experiences of others who ignored the safety measures in other climes.
He noted that the state had witnessed an astronomical rise in COVID – 19 cases, saying there were 100 confirmed cases, 20 discharged cases, two deaths and 78 active cases who were undergoing treatment at the Isolation Centres.
He urged the people not to panic, assuring that as an administration, they would continue to do what was right and proper to keep the state safer.
According to him, over 10,000 people have been screened while over 700 others have been tested for the virus infection.
Further summary of Governor's recent press statement is shared below as gathered by NEWS FLAKES NG;
UPDATE BY OGSG ON COVID-19
Monday 11th May Relaxation window 7am - 5pm
Wednesday 13th May Relaxation Window 7am - 5pm
Friday 15th May Relaxation Window 7am - 5pm
Curfew is from 8pm - 6am everyday
Facemask is very important ,dont go out without your facemask
Taxicab for within must carry only 3 passengers
14 seaters for within must carry only 7 passengers
Tricycle can carry only 2 passengers
Okada should carry only 1 passenger
All Educational Institutions remain closed while students in public schools will continue with Digiclass
30% of public servants are to resume work only on days of window relaxations
All essential service personnel will continue to work despite the lockdown
All public religious gatherings remain banned
All pubs, clubs ,stadia , public pools spars ,gyms , salon etc and all assembly of more than 15 people remain banned
Restaurants may open on the approved days for take outs meals only
Burials and naming ceremonies are allowed but there must not be more than 15 people including the officiating ministers
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