The Ogun State Government has extended the COVID-19 lockdown restriction by another two weeks. 

Governor Dapo Abiodun made this known in his address on Friday, July 3, 2020.

The Governor said the lockdown was necessitated following the spike in number of daily cases recorded in the State. 

However, he said the five working days, Monday to Friday, are still open for businesses, while Saturday and Sunday remain lockdown days. 

The Governor noted all worship centres should remain closed until further notice, adding that all commercial activities are not permitted on weekends.

Abiodun said schools are to remain shut, adding that a committee has been set up to engage all stakeholders, public and private school owners and developed guidelines for safe reopening of schools for those preparing for examinations. 

He said there will be "observation of dusk-to-dawn curfew as directed by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, between 10.00 pm and 4.00 am daily." 

Speaking on transportation, the Governor noted that only one passenger is still allowed for motorcycle and two for tricycles while cabs and buses should maintain 60 per cent carrying capacity. 

He added that the order to arrest and impound any driver that violates the directives is still in force. 

For market places, he said COVID-19 Task Force must continue to ensure physical distancing, provide hand washing facilities, and use gloves and facemasks for traders. 

He said that decontamination will continue in all markets and other public places, adding that all gatherings must not be more than 20 persons. 

"Restaurant are permitted to provide only take-away services and should also ensure that there are no more than 10-15 customers at a time with physical distancing measures in place. Guidelines for eat-in services are still being fine-tuned," the statement read in part. 

He also said that funerals and weddings should not be more than 20 persons, including family members and officiating ministers or priests. 


"There will still be restriction on sports and recreational activities, Bank/Financial Institutions are to continue their normal operations as allowed in phase two."

The Governor appreciated the cooperation of the people of the State as they join efforts to combat the virus. 

He urged all industries in the State to continue to comply with all safety measures to curb the spread of the virus. 

As at the time of compiling this report, there are 15,867 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, while 11, 069 have recovered, and 628 deaths, according to NCDC. 

Of the active cases in Nigeria, Ogun State has 295 cases, made 612 recoveries, and recorded 20 deaths.


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