Lockdown: Ogun To Open Markets Every 48 Hours

The Ogun Government says it would only open markets every two days during the lockdown.

Governor Dapo Abiodun made this known while addressing journalists on Friday night at his residence in Iperu Remo, Ogun State.

The governor also declared that all markets in the state would only open between 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday as the lockdown started on Friday night.

He noted that the total lockdown of the state for the first three days was to allow for complete fumigation of the state to disinfect public places such as motor parks and markets.

“The lockdown will be total from now till 7.00 a.m. on Tuesday, to be suspended between 7.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. to allow for essential business activities.

“This 7.00 a.m. to 2.00.p.m. window will be observed every other day therefrom; that is, Tuesday instant, Thursday, and Saturday for the coming week,” he said.

Ogun State, alongside Lagos and the FCT, had been identified for a lockdown by President Muhammadu Buhari, last Sunday, to enable the government curb the spread of the coronavirus.

While the lockdown came into force in Lagos and the FCT on Monday night, Governor Abiodun requested for more time to enable residents stock up on food and other essential items.

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