Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Thursday relaxed the total lockdown imposed on the state to flatten the curve of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic .
Abiodun who stated this while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta on the efforts of government to fight the spread of the deadly virus said the state residents could now move around from June 1.
He said that movement would now be allowed from Monday to fridays, except weekends where the lockdown would be observed.
“It is also important to mention that our approach in combating COVID-19 in the State seeks to align with the extant guidelines in place as issued by the Presidential Task Force, given that Ogun State is one of the States in the Presidential lockdown directive.
“Therefore, in consideration of the need to increasingly allow economic activities and after consultations with stakeholders, and based on expert advice from medical scientists and data analysis, the second phase of the eased lockdown will commence on the first of June, as indicated last week.
” This second phase has two major elements of further relaxation of the restrictions and expansion in the “In contrast to the current three days of Monday, Wednesday and Friday, this new phase opens up all the five working days in the week i.e Monday to Friday, with only Saturday and Sunday as lockdown days. “In addition, there will be no time restriction from Monday to Friday, with the exception of the curfew period from 8.00pm or as may be directed by the President. Let no one make a mistake. COVID- 19 is neither over nor the curve of the spread flattened.
“From all available data and simulations, we are yet to reach our peak, consequently the further easing of the lockdown is not a license to believe the worst is over,” he said.