Oyetola extends lockdown in Osun

The Osun state Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has announced the extension of total lockdown in the state for three days.

Oyetola in a broadcast at 11pm on Thursday directed that business activities resume on Monday between 6am and 5pm while lockdown takes effect from 6pm to 6am.

He said, there would be complete lockdown from Fridays till Sundays until further notice, while workers on grade level 12 and above whose attention would be needed by their department as well as accounting officer were expected to resume work from Monday, May 4, 2020.

According to the governor, interstate boarders would remain closed while ban on religion and social gatherings continues.

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

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

“There shall be partial lockdown between 6am and 5pm from Monday to Thursday to enable the people go about their businesses and allow government to run. However, 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.

“Officers and staff on Grade Level 12 and above, administrative officers, irrespective of their grade levels, those on essential services and those whose services may be required by the accounting officers are to report at their desks, Monday to Thursday at the usual working hours. They must adhere strictly to the protocols of the NCDC.”

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