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  • News - South West - Osun
  • Updated: April 14, 2020

Osun Governor Oyetola Extends Lockdown By 14 Days

 

Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has extended the lockdown in the state by another fourteen days in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19. 

So far, 20 persons have contracted the respiratory disease in the state. Allnews reports that the majority of the cases are from the Ivory Coast returnees. 

According to Governor Oyetola, the lockdown will commence on Thursday midnight. 

"My dear good People of the State of Osun, in order to ensure a total defeat of Coronavirus in our State, we've decided to extend the ongoing lockdown by another 14 days which will commence midnight of Thursday, April 16, 2020." 

He noted that the people will be permitted to re-stock as the lockdown is suspended between Wednesday and Thursday. 

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

" No doubt, we've all sacrificed to get us where we are. However, the circumstances of our situation do not support the suspension of the lockdown at this period. The application & implications of half measures are dangerous & grave at this critical period."

" The decision to impose the initial 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 lockdown period. All thanks to your cooperation & support."

He also announced that the distribution of another tranche of relief materials across the State. I've also ordered immediate payment of stipends due to 25,907 vulnerable citizens.

"This covers payment of N20,000 each to 15,289 elderly citizens & people living with disabilities under our Special Grant Transfer (SGT) scheme & N7,500 stipend to 10,618 youths under the Public Work Fare (PWF) programme," He said. 

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