For the third time, Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Friday announced the extension of COVID-19 lockdown in the state for another one week till Sunday, May 24.
Abiodun said this while addressing newsmen at the Governor’s Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
He cited non-compliance with the safety regulations and the community spread of the virus as reasons for extending the sit-at-home order.
He stated that the state officials would continue to monitor the level of compliance with the lockdown measures and the incidence of community transmission to determine the easing of the lockdown.
He said, “Consequently, in view of the evidence of community transmission and poor compliance with the lockdown measures, we are constrained to extend the lockdown for another week till Sunday, May 24.
“The current pattern of lockdown, with relaxation windows from 7am to 5pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday continue.
“We will continue to monitor the level of compliance with the lockdown measures and incidence of community transmission and hopefully, there will be positive developments that will enable us to further ease the lockdown at the end of this new lockdown period.”
Abiodun said 108 violators of the lockdown order had been apprehended and prosecuted in the state.
He said, “They were promptly tried by the newly introduced mobile courts, with some of them made to pay fines whilst some are undergoing community service.
“In the same vein, 517 vehicles, 109 motorcycles and six tricycles were impounded for breaching the presidential directive on curfew within the same period.
“In addition, security agencies also intercepted migrants from other states who defied the ban on interstate travels and promptly turned them back at our borders with other states.”