COVID-19: Oyetola extends lockdown for two weeks 

By Olawale Oyegbade, The Nigerian Voice, S/W Bureau Chiefa

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the Coronovirus disease.

This follows the expiration of the initial 14-day lockdown, which began on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020.

Governor Oyetola, who made the announcement during a broadcast address to citizens and residents of the State on Tuesday evening, said this was to ensure a total defeat of the deadly Coronavirus in Osun.

He, however, said the lockdown will be suspended between Wednesday, 15th and Thursday 16th, to allow the people re-stock ahead of the continuation of the full lockdown.

"In order to ensure a total defeat of coronavirus in Osun, we shall extend lockdown by another 14 days. But to allow our people to re-stock, the lockdown is suspended between Wednesday, 15th and Thursday, 16th April, 2020. The second lockdown shall therefore commence on midnight of Thursday, April 16, 2020