Ogun state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, announced on Thursday evening the state government has finally considered easing the eight-week covid-19 lockdown order in the state.
The ease would be allow normal businesses to operate between 6.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays while lockdown would still be in force on Saturdays and Sundays.
Governor Abiodun told journalists in Abeokuta, and revealed via his twitter page that the ease of the lockdown will take effect from June 1.
This new phase opens up all the five working days in the week.
“In addition, there will be no time restriction from Monday to Friday, with the exception of the curfew period from 8.00 p.m. or as may be directed by the President. The governor stated.
The governor reminded residents that the ban on religious activities was still in force, and that the government would, by next week, finalise the guidelines for lifting the ban on religious activities.
He also said that it was important to note that the current ease of the lockdown should not be taken to mean that COVID-19 pandemic was over.