The Ogun state government had ordered the Immediate ban of all high-density gatherings that would bring together 50 or more persons in the same place, such as social clubs, halls, cinemas, night clubs, restaurants, cafes, and sport arenas.
This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abeokuta by Mr Kunle Somorin, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Dapo Abiodun.
According to the statement, the measure will be in effect for the next 30 days in the first instance.
The statement stated that the restriction has to be enforced without prejudice to people’s fundamental rights to association and movement.
It stated that safety of the people and their welfare are priorities that can not be toyed with.
“The government will continue to engage all the stakeholders, including our religious leaders to sensitise the populace on the need to maintain social distance and collective effort to combat this pandemic.
“The government will continue the surveillance initiatives and intensify sensitisation on COVID-19. This is more so given the peculiarity of its location as the Nation’s Gateway State and its industrial capital.
“Our epidemiologists and other health workers are working round the clock with Federal agencies and international development agencies to stop the spread of corona virus.
“In view of the recent confirmed cases in the country, Gov. Abiodun reassures the populace that no stone will be left unturned to ensure that the state is prepared at all times to respond appropriately,”the statement read.
It further encourages people to maintain a high level of suspicion and report any suspected case to the appropriate authorities.