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For the third consecutive times, the Ogun state government yesterday extended the lockdown in the state barely a week after the lockdown was extended.

Governor Dapo Abiodun made this known while addressing newsmen at the Governor’s Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, cited non – compliance to the safety regulations and the community spread of the virus as reason for extending the sit – at – home order.

The Governor hinted that state officials would continue to monitor the level of compliance with the lockdown measures and the incidence of community transmission, in order to determine easing of the lockdown.

He said, “Consequently in view of the evidence of community transmission and poor compliance with the lockdown measures, we are constrained to extend the lockdown for another week till Sunday 24th of May.

*The current pattern of lockdown, with relaxation windows from 7.00am to 5.00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday continues. We will continue to monitor the level of compliance with the lockdown measures and incidence of community transmission and hopefully, there will be positive developments that will enable us further ease the lockdown at the end of this new lockdown period.”

Abiodun disclosed that 108 violators of lockdown order and measures have been apprehended and prosecuted in the state.

“They were promptly tried by the newly introduced mobile courts, with some of them made to pay fine whilst some are undergoing community service. In the same vein, 517 vehicles, 109 motorcycles and 6 tricycles were impounded for breaching the Presidential directive on curfew within the same period.

"In addition, security agencies also intercepted migrants from other states, who defied the ban on interstate travels, and promptly turned them back at our borders with other states,” he said.





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Osun Extends Lockdown By 2 Weeks; Goverment Sets To Pay Stipend To 25,907 People

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Yesterday as the initial 2 weeks lock-down was about to come to and end, the Governor of the state of Osun has now extended the lock-down by another two despite the fact that the state has not witness any new case of coronavirus for over a week.

It will be recalled that the Ivory Coast returnee surge the number of confirmed cases from 02 to 20 in the state.

However, in order for people to re-stock, the Governor has given the people two free day to go about their doings as the lock-down will fully kick start on Friday.

The Governor statement reads:

My Dear Good People of the State of Osun,

You will all recall that, following the confirmation of the first case of Coronavirus in the State of on March 25, 2020 by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, we ordered a partial lockdown on the State to contain the spread of the deadly virus. The second case was recorded three days later, while the partial lockdown was still on.

Then came the unexpected arrival of 127 returnees from Ivory Coast shortly after the second case. That sporadically shot the number of persons in isolation from two to 129, necessitating the imposition of a two-week sit-at-home order which came into effect midnight March 31, 2020 to contain the spread of the virus and keep our people safe.

The decision to impose a lockdown on the State was a painful one, but its outcomes have proven that we took the best decision as no new case was recorded during the two-week total lockdown period.

One of the two earlier cases has since been discharged after testing negative twice. Also, 110 out of the 127 Ivory Coast returnees tested negative and have been released while 10 out of the remaining 17 patients who tested positive for Coronavirus have tested negative twice and have been released to join their families. The remaining seven that tested positive, are receiving adequate treatment at our facility, in Ejigbo.

We owe all these achievements above to the good people of the State whose patience encouraged us to take extreme and decisive decisions during these perilous times. We thank you all for your support, patience and sacrifice during these difficult times.We urge you all to continue to obey the regulations to avert community transmission.

Sincere appreciation is due to our religious leaders, who like good shepherds, convinced their congregations to not only obey our regulations but also to support us with prayers. Our traditional rulers are our pillars of support and our direct channels to our people. They played a great role in ensuring huge compliance with the sit-at-home order.

We also thank our security operatives for their cooperation and support.

Our health workers who took the fight to our common enemy day and night to ensure that we are all safe are the heroes of the ongoing war against the virus. On behalf of the Government and people of the State of Osun, I thank them all for their stellar services to the State and her people.

Words are inadequate to thank the 21-man Food and Relief Committee for their efforts, and for accepting to serve on that committee.

My Dear Good People of The State of Osun, it is true that we have collectively kept our own bargain to win this war to this level. There can be no doubt that we have all sacrificed to get us where we are.

However, the application and implications of half measures are dangerous and grave at this critical period. The experience of the last few months is not one we would wish to repeat but it is better for us to deal with this deadly enemy once and for all. The circumstances of our situation do not support the suspension of lockdown at this period.

We are aware of the negative effects of lockdown on our fragile economy. But as a responsible government, we will not sacrifice the lives and security of our people on the altar of economy.

Consequently, in order to ensure a total defeat of coronavirus in Osun, we shall extend lockdown by another 14 days.

But to allow our people to re-stock, the lockdown is suspended between Wednesday, 15th and Thursday, 16th April, 2020. The second lockdown shall therefore commence on midnight of Thursday, April 16, 2020.

All markets and land boundaries remain closed during the suspension of the lockdown and the lockdown period. Also, the ban on all public gatherings remains in force.

Our citizens and residents are enjoined to continue to observe all precuationary measures during the suspension of the lockdown and within the lockdown period, including social distancing, washing of hands with soap or use of hand sanitisers

We shall continue to provide palliatives for the poor, the needy and the vulnerable people in our State to cushion the effects of the sit-at-home order.

Let me take this opportunity to remind us all that the laws guiding the operation of this lockdown and the general security of the people are in force and the relevant security agencies are on alert to ensure total compliance and the safety and security of the people.

Like I noted during one of my press briefings, we must see ‘coronavirus as our common enemy; it poses a threat to our lives and livelihood. We put ourselves, our families and livelihood in jeopardy when we pander to ignorance and play politics with a life-snuffing virus.’

While we are making progress, a lot will still depend on our collective cooperation and compliance.

I thank you once again for your sacrifice and compliance. I count on our collective resolve to win this war against our common enemy.

May God accept our sacrifice as we all resolve to heal our land and keep it safe.

Thank you and God bless.



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Coronavirus: Lagos State Extends Testing Centre To 26 Centres

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On the quest of containing the exponential spreading of the novel coronavirus in the most populous state in the country and the centre of commerce in Nigeria, the Lagos state government has now extends the testing centre in the state to 26.

This means, there will be a testing centre in each of the 20 local goverments in the state, while Ikorodu local government will have one additional centre, which will make it 2 in Ikorodu local government, and Alimosho local goverments will have additional 5, which will now make it 6 centres in the large Alimosho local goverments.

The development was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the the Governor on Health, Dr. Oreoluwa Finnih through her twitter handle.

One of the tweets reads: While urging residents to desist from engaging in hoax calls or trying to call the twenty-six call centres for fun, the SSA added that residents willing to report Covid19 emergencies should still contact the 08000CORONA. @jidesanwoolu @drobafemihamzat @gboyegaakosile @Mr_JAGss.

Lagosians are advised to make good use of this great opportunity.

Check the pictures attached to this post to see the phone numbers and addresses of the centre.


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Coronavirus: Nigeria Records Another Case In Ogun State

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The Nigeria Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has through his twitter handle confirmed another coronavirus case in the country, the minister says the patient was one of the "contact persons" of the first case.

With this development, the number of coronavirus case in the country remain two, as the Italian that brought it to the country is yet to be declared free from the virius.

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