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Oyetola extends lockdown for another two weeks



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Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has extended the coronavirus lockdown in the state for another two weeks after the end of the first two weeks to contain the spread of the pandemic disease.

The governor made the disclosure on Tuesday during a broadcast.

Oyetola stated that the second lockdown will kick off on midnight of Thursday, while assuring that his administration will continue to provide palliatives to the venerable people of the state, to ameliorate the hardship of the lockdown order.

“In order to ensure a total defeat of coronavirus in Osun, we shall extend lockdown by another 14 days. But to allow our people to re-stock, the lockdown is suspended between Wednesday, 15th and Thursday, 16th April, 2020. The second lockdown shall therefore commence on midnight of Thursday, April 16, 2020, he said.

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“All markets and land boundaries remain closed during the suspension of the lockdown and the lockdown period. Also, the ban on all public gatherings remains in force,” he said.

The governor further said that “circumstances of our situation do not support the suspension of lockdown at this period. The application and implications of half measures are dangerous and grave at this critical period.”

“There can be no doubt that we have all sacrificed to get us where we are. We thank you all for your support, patience and sacrifice during these difficult times. The experience of the last few months is not one we would wish to repeat but it is better for us to deal with this deadly enemy once and for all.

“We are aware of the negative effects of lockdown on our fragile economy. But as a responsible government, we will not sacrifice the lives and security of our people on the altar of economy.”

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