In order to ensure total control of coronavirus, Osun State Government has extended lockdown by another 14 days.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola made this known in a broadcast to the people of the state on Tuesday night, saying that the second lockdown will commence on midnight of Thursday, April 16, 2020.
It would be recalled that the State Government had imposed a two-week sit-at-home order which started on the midnight of March 31, 2020.
The governor said the people will be allow to re-stock, as the lockdown is suspended between Wednesday, 15th and Thursday, 16th April, 2020.
He stressed that all markets and land boundaries remain closed during the suspension of the lockdown and the lockdown period and that the ban on all public gatherings remains in force.
Oyetola assured the people that his government will continue to provide palliatives for the poor, the needy and the vulnerable people in our State to cushion the effects of the sit-at-home order.
His words: “Like I noted during one of my press briefings, we must see ‘coronavirus as our common enemy; it poses a threat to our lives and livelihood. We put ourselves, our families and livelihood in jeopardy when we pander to ignorance and play politics with a life-snuffing virus.
“The decision to impose a lockdown on the State was a painful one, but its outcomes have proven that we took the best decision as no new case was recorded during the two-week total lockdown period.
“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.”