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Ogun Govt to review guidelines on relaxation of religious gatherings

The Executive Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has met with leading religious bodies and they arrived to the review of the Sub-Committee which includes some of the religious leaders earlier engaged, as he will be unveiling on Friday, 12th June, 2020 some guidelines to enable the gradual opening of religious activities on Friday, 19th June in Ogun State.

Speaking at the Press Briefing on Friday, he said a Joint Task Force which include religious leaders, government and security agencies will be set up to monitor compliance with agreed guidelines, which would be regularly reviewed according to developments.

According to him, “despite the remarkable efforts of our Administration, as acknowledged by the religious leaders, who clearly understood the reality of the pandemic which is still very much with us. Therefore, all extant restrictions, guidelines and measures remain in place, as we will now adopt the FG-directed 10pm (night)-4am (morning) daily curfew.

“These guidelines include: weekday windows, as residents remain at home on Saturday and Sunday; interstate travel ban; use of facemasks; limits on public transports, social centres, and gatherings; and large industries”, he said.

He was overwhelmed by the applause received over the methodical approach which was giving together with the sharp focus on Primary Healthcare Delivery System, just recently by the COVID-19 PTF. “I remain grateful to all frontline responders. God first, our Government next, will never forget this immeasurable sacrifice in our joint fight against COVID-19”, he said.

Ogun State confirmed 34 COVID-19 cases the highest daily recorded, since the index case in February, 2020. All week, the state confirmed 74 new cases, marking a 31% increase in the 59 cases recorded in the previous week as at the report was filed. The State has discharged a total of 168 cases, leaving with 148 active cases, as the state fortunately did not record any related death in the last week.

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