Osun extends lockdown by three days

Sodiq Oyeleke

The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has extended lockdown in the state by three days.

The governor, who said this in a broadcast on Thursday, noted that the extension was to curb the community transmission of the COVID-19 in the state.

Oyetola also announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state starting from Monday.

He said, “To avoid escalating community transmission, we have decided to review the lockdown which terminates at midnight of today, Thursday, 30th April, to strike a midway without unnecessarily putting the lives of our people and the economy of the State at risk.

“The following rules shall apply in line with the recommendations of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, the approval of Mr. President and our peculiar situation:

“There shall be three days lockdown extension, with effect from 11.59pm on Thursday, 30th April till Sunday, 3rd May. All the prevailing lockdown conditions shall subsist during this period.

“Effective from Monday, 4th May, 2020, the following rules shall be enforced: there shall be partial lockdown between 6am and 5pm from Monday to Thursday to enable the people go about their businesses and allow the government to run. However, the total lockdown shall be in force from 6pm on Thursday to Sunday.

“There shall also be a dusk-to-dawn curfew from 6pm – 6am from Monday to Thursday until further notice. Movement of vehicle and persons is outlawed during the period of the curfew except for verified medical emergency cases and those on essential duties.

“Also, the ban on public, religious, political and educational gatherings remains in force.  Additionally, all major markets shall remain shut

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