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COVID-19: Osun Blocks Borders to Enforce Total Lockdown

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By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
In a bid to ensure total compliance with the lockdown directive imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Osun State Government has mounted barricades at all boundaries leading into the State and on major roads within the State.
This was as a result of the announcement that the 14-day lockdown in the State was not a curfew, but a total lockdown with no affordance of human and vehicular movements.
The State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode who stated this in Osogbo on Tuesday, said the barricades were erected to throttle back unauthorized movements across the State.
She stated that the government was intensifying efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 in the State and avoid a resurgence of the disease.
Her words: “the Government is determined to protect Osun and its citizens. Hence, this move by the Government is to keep defiant people from hurting themselves and endangering others.”
“The barricades will only be opened to essential duty vehicles, conveying materials needed for the fight against COVID-19. Non-essential travels and movements remain banned in the State of Osun till further notice”, she added.
Speaking in the same vein, the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Adeleke Yekini Adebayo, who doubles as a member of the State COVID-19 Task Force, said that the laws guiding the operation of the total lockdown and the general security of the people remain in force, adding that “relevant security agencies are on alert to ensure total compliance of the regulation and guarantee safety and security of the people.”
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