COVID-19: Ogun Orders Full Reopening Of Churches, Mosque, Hotels

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has announced that all hotels, viewing centres, marquees, event centres, suites, guest houses, motels, and establishments providing accommodation, for Tourists or Entertainment, Restaurants, Eateries, Fast Food, Lounges, Bars, and Cinemas in the State can now re-open for business.

Pleased with the drop of COVID-19 infections in Ogun State, Abiodun further directed that schools, markets and religious centres in the State can also revert to their regular programme of activities as obtained before the lockdown occasioned by the dreaded virus.

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A statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Somorin, however said the hospitality establishments are to scrupulously adhere to a set of guidelines in order to keep up with the protocols aimed at further flattening the curve of COVID-19.

“Government is aware of the excruciating implications of COVID-19 lockdown but we have emplaced measures and improved on testing to stem the tide. Empirical field research indicates that we have managed to stem community spread and treatment of the virus very well.

“We are convinced that opening of schools and entertainment centres would not harm our people. We would continue to monitor the development,” Governor Abiodun said.

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The statement said that government would not hesitate to do selective lockdown should there be any flagrant disobedience to the set COVID-19 protocols, adding that all centres are to provide noise-proof equipment in the various facilities to ensure that they do not disturb the serenity of the neighbourhoods where they operate.

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While calling on owners of these facilities to cooperate with the state government, Governor Abiodun warned that facilities that defy these guidelines would be sanctioned.

“Let me say that our Task Force is already on the ground and is moving about to ensure compliance.

“And, if perchance we discover that any of our centres is not complying or adhering to the laid down protocols, we will not hesitate to close down the centre,” he warned.

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