Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has relaxed the lockdown in his state five days after President Muhammadu Buhari declared an additional 14-day lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Governor Abiodun explained that the relaxation is aimed at giving residents a short break from staying at home for 14 days in a row.
“Ogun State residents will have a window of relaxation from the renewed 14-day lockdown in the State as follows: Monday (20th April), Wednesday (22nd April) and Friday (24th April, 2020),” he said in a tweet on his official Twitter account.
He added that, “The period of relaxation will be between the hours of 7am and 2pm on each of these days”.
“This means that citizens are expected to remain indoors tomorrow Saturday, April 18, 2020; Sunday, April 19, 2020; Tuesday, April 21, 2020 and Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 as period of the lockdown.
Hours after the governor had relaxed the lockdown, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced a new coronavirus case in Ogun.
The NCDC announced a total of 51 new cases in Nigeria, Ogun now accounts for a total of 10 cases in the 493 cases recorded in the country.