Ogun State Lifts COVID-19 Imposed Weekend Ban

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun announces the suspension of weekend total lockdown in Ogun State, he made this announcement on Friday, August 14. Governor Dapo Abiodun Ogun State

The suspension which was put in place by the State government to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 disease within the state. It is the gradual lockdown easing measures put in place after the total lockdown of the state had earlier being eased some months back.

The Ogun State governor explained that he took the decision after thorough deliberation, consideration and resolution with stakeholders. Also noting that part of the reasons why the weekend lockdown was lifted was due to the reopening of worship centres across the state.

Abiodun, however, said the limitation on social gatherings not exceeding 20 people at any place is still in force.

Dapo Abiodun 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.
“Wearing of face masks in the public is compulsory and failure to do so is punishable.
“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 Ogun State 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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