…Hotels, casinos, bars remain shut
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun on Friday lifted the weekend lockdown placed on the state at the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Abiodun announced this while briefing the state on the determination of the government in fighting the pandemic, adding that the resolution came through after comprehensive discussion, consideration and consultation with stakeholders.
He stated that the decision to permit full individual and economic movement at the weekend was hinged on the activities of religious centres.
The Governor however, said the restriction on social meetings not exceeding 20 people at any location is still in force.
Abiodun said: “Let me say that now that our worship centres are open for activities, the restrictions on weekends are lifted, but the limitation on social gatherings not exceeding 20 people at any place at the same time is still very much in force.
“Observation of dusk-to-dawn curfew as directed by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) i.e. between 10.00pm and 4.00am daily.
“Wearing of face masks in the public is compulsory and failure to do so is punishable.
“Only one passenger is still allowed for motorcycles and two passengers only for tricycles. Taxi cabs and buses still have 60% limitation on their carrying capacity and non-adherence attracts sanction.
“The COVID-19 Task Force in markets must continue to ensure physical distancing, availability of handwashing facilities, and use of gloves and facemasks for traders. Decontamination will continue in our markets and other public places.”
The governor went further in revealing that the procedure and systemic strategy to reopen gyms, arcades, swimming pools, barber-shops, spas, beauty salons, public parks and golf courses are in progress, while announcing that event centres, bars, casinos, cinemas, and night clubs are still under lockdown.