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Ogun: Gov Abiodun Extends COVID-19 Lockdown

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has extended the lockdown of worship centers and schools for another two weeks to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

In a statement on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Governor Abiodun said available data shows the end of the virus is not close.

According to the governor, the state will continue to review and modify the guidelines in response to data from the field

He said: “This high level of prevalence may also be obtainable in other Local Governments as we ramp up testing. All this emphasises the need for us to exercise a high level of restraint as the State can neither afford more fatalities nor allow the rate of sickness to outnumber the capacity to manage the sick.

“Consequently, we are extending our current Phase of eased restrictions for another two weeks. As usual, we will continuously review and modify the guidelines in response to data from the field and expert opinions.”

Interstate Travel

Dapo Abiodun said Ogun state will continue to monitor interstate travels to determine its impact on the COVID-19 situation.

He however stated that he will not hesitate to make appropriate adjustments, in consultation with the federal government, if the need arises.

“Schools are to remain shut. A committee has been set up to engage all stakeholders – public and private school owners – and develop guidelines for a safe reopening of our schools, especially to allow certificate classes to resume and write their examinations,” he said.

Naija News reports that the NCDC on Friday reported fresh 454 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

According to the NCDC, of the four hundred and fifty-four new coronavirus cases recorded on Friday evening, 87 were recorded in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, Edo-63 FCT-60 Ondo-41 Benue-32 Abia-31 Ogun-29 Oyo-19 Kaduna-17 Delta-16 Enugu-15 Borno-14 Plateau-9 Nasarawa-8 Kano-5 Bauchi-4 Gombe-2 Katsina-1 Kogi-1, north-central Nigeria.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.