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COVID-19: Osun govt relaxes lockdown in four LGAs

The Osun State government on Monday approved the relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown in four local government areas of the state with effect from the midnight of Monday.

The Secretary to the State Government, Wole Oyebamiji, who disclosed this in a statement titled: “Osun government approves conditional ease of lockdown in four local government areas,” said the affected LGAs were Ilesha East, Ilesha West, Atakumosa East and Atakumosa West.

He added that the decision was based on undertakings and assurances received from traditional and religious leaders, as well as civil society groups in the LGAs.

According to him, the stakeholders had assured the state government that safety guidelines would be strictly adhered to by the residents of the LGAs that had been locked down since July 7.

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The statement read: “Physical meetings and mass gatherings in any form remain banned in that axis and indeed throughout the state till further notice.

“Notwithstanding the ease of the lockdown, enforcement of safety protocols – especially the use of nose mask in public places – must be continued in the axis, and non-adherents will be sanctioned.

“The state government wishes to reiterate that any form of breakdown in adherence to the safety protocols against COVID-19 in the four local government areas shall force the government to re-impose the lockdown.”

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