As part of stringent measures to tackle the pandemic Coronavirus, the Ogun state government said it places order on the closure of Schools, Churches, and Mosques across the state.
The government directed that all schools in the State would remain closed indefinitely after school hours on Friday while all religious centres and activities including regular and special services that bring together 50 or more persons in the same place are banned with immediate effect.
These measures, the government said would be reviewed at regular intervals in response to the development surrounding the Coronavirus disease.
According to statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Kunle Somorin, the government enjoined all parents and guardians who have their children and wards in any boarding facility within the State to immediately evacuate them and return them to their respective homes at the close of schools tomorrow, Friday.
The governor of the state, Prince Dapo Abiodun was quoted to have thankfully acknowledged and appreciated religious leaders for their advice, understanding solidarity and support, for the joint search for a solution to the pandemic and for their cooperation to observe all safety measures in the overall interest of our State and common humanity.
The government emphasized the need to observe global best practice of social distancing as way of curtailing the spread of the pandemic and recommends that as much as possible, people should minimize contact with others and maintain a distance of at least five feet between one another in public places or in public transportation. In addition, nonessential travels should be limited whilst also avoiding high-density gatherings.
Governor Abiodun pleaded for the understanding of parents, school owners and the entire citizenry to comply fully with all laid down measures and for them to offer useful information for the state to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 challenge.
The governor further encouraged people to maintain a high level of personal hygiene and surveillance, adding that suspected cases of the deadly virus should be reported at the nearest Primary Healthcare Centre (PHCs) in all the 236 wards in the State or the Emergency Operations Centre on COVID-19 by calling these telephone numbers: 08188978393 or 08188978392