COVID-19: Osun Government Eases Lockdown In 4 LGAs

The Osun government has approved easing of lockdown imposed on four local government areas in the state to contain the spread of coronavirus.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

A statement by Mr Wole Oyebamiji, the Secretary to the State Government in Osogbo, on Monday, said the ease would take effect from Monday midnight.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government had on July 7 announced a total lockdown in four local governments in the state to contain the spread of the virus.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The affected local governments were Ilesha East, Ilesha West, Atakumosa East and Atakumosa West.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Oyebamiji said assurance received from traditional and religious leaders as well as civil society in the affected local government areas necessitated the ease of the lockdown.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He said though the lockdown had been eased, physical meetings and mass gatherings in any form remain banned in that axis and indeed throughout the state till further notice.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“Notwithstanding the ease of the lockdown, enforcement of safety protocols, especially the use of nose mask in public places must be continued in the axis, and non-adherents will be sanctioned.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“The state government wishes to reiterate that any form of breakdown in adherence to the safety protocols against COVID-19 in the four local government areas shall force the government to impose the lockdown again,” he said.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Oyebamiji said the government would continue to do everything necessary to protect the lives and properties of citizens.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

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