Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has once again extended the lockdown in the State by one week.
He made this known while briefing newsmen in Abeokuta, the state capital on Friday. He said the lockdown became necessary because there was an increase in covid-19 cases by over 37%.
“It is a painful but necessary decision that has to be taken to maintain the balance between lives and livelihood. We cannot ignore the fact that we are having a sudden rise in the number of new cases. We all decried an increase of 30 percent last week when I was giving the weekly update.
“This week’s increase of over 37 percent is even more worrisome, particularly as we are still under an eased lockdown, and considering the demography and location of the confirmed cases, we can confirm that community transmission is on the increase in our state.
“I have to state that after all considerations, we are constrained to take the painful, but necessary decision to continue the eased lockdown of Ogun State for another one week till Sunday, May 31.
“As we have always maintained the delicate balance between lives and livelihood, we will continue to have our window of relaxation, from 7 am to 5 pm on Monday, 25th May; Wednesday, 27th May, and Friday, 29th May.
“We must also bear in mind that the daily curfew from 8 pm to 6 am and the ban on non-essential inter-state travel as directed by Mr. President still stand,” he said.