The Ogun State Government has extended the current partial relaxation of lockdown in the State by another 7 days. 

The State Governor, Dapo Abiodun made this known, on Friday, May 22 while addressing the press on COVID-19 update and responses at his Office in Okemosan, Abeokuta, the State Capital. 

Abiodun said the second phase of the relaxation takes effect from Monday, June 1.

He said the development is to help residents engage in further business activities as it will help cushion effects of previous total lockdown imposed on the State by President Muhammadu Buhari. 

According to the Governor, confirmed cases in the State keep increasing due to the flagrant disregard for measures and restrictions, especially the interstate travel ban. 

He emphasized that the State will maintain the partial easing on Monday 25th May, 2020, Wednesday 27th, and Friday 29th between 7 am and 5 pm. 

In response to measures put in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus, the Governor said his administration is set to test capacity from 450 to 600 per day. 

He hinted that, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) officials had arrived at the State to certify the Molecular Laboratory in Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Ogun State. 

Abiodun added that the State Government has adopted another strategy called "See and Treat“ protocol where patients showing symptoms would start receiving treatment before their results come out. 

He commended the efforts of large staff organizations for carrying out COVID-19 tests, urged other organizations to do the same. 

He added that the State Government will begin the third phase of relief package distribution over the weekend to cushion effects of COVID-19 restrictions. 

He congratulated Muslim faithfuls as the end of Ramadan fast approaches, and urged the Muslims to observe their Eid prayers at home. 

He appreciated health workers in the State, well-meaning private individuals, organizations, and the residents for their support and cooperation in fighting against the spread of Coronavirus.


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