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COVID-19: Ogun governor suspends lockdown, asks people to stock foods till Friday

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Ogun State governor, Oladapo Abiodun on Monday announced the suspension of the lockdown directive from midnight of Monday 30, March, 2020.

In an address to the people of the state shortly after inspecting 128-bed isolation centres located within the premises of HID Awolowo Model School, Ikenne Remo, he said the postponement was in the interest of the people.

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President Muhammadu Buhari in his nationwide address on Sunday evening directed that “Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State should be on lockdown for a period of 14 days to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Abiodun said he consulted with the President Buhari on the need to extend the lockdown directive in the overall interest of the people of the state.

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While noting that the Presidency graciously agreed to the request, and therefore urged the people of the state to remain calm and stock up food items ahead of time.

He added that the state had procured 20 ventilators for use at the isolation centres.

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