Sunday, 29 March 2020

COVID-19: Ogun shuts borders with Lagos, Oyo, others

Ogun State Government has announced the closure of all borders with neighbouring states and the international border with the Republic of Benin.

States in the South-West including Lagos and Oyo with high COVID-19 cases would be affected by the border closure.
The government, which said this on Saturday, explained that the closure would be effected at 12 midnight on Sunday, 29th March 2020.

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, the government said the border closure would be in force for two weeks in the first instance.
The statement read, “With this restriction order, movement in and out of the state has been banned as a further measure to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
“The state is constrained to effect border closure in order to stem and flatten the curve of the spread of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, not only in the state but in the country and in the West African sub-region.
The government, however, clarified that the only exceptions to the interstate restrictions are vehicles conveying personnel involved in essential services such as security agencies, health workers, food and medical items and petroleum products.

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