Covid19: movement restriction in Osun is total lockdown, not a curfew - Govt

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

Osun state government has reiterated that the restriction of movement in the state over covid19 was not a curfew but a total lockdown and urge residents to abide.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji and made available to The Nigerian Voice by Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetila, on Media, Mabel Aderonke.

The SSG said the Osun is not totally in the clear yet, especially with more confirmed cases reported in adjoining States.

Oyebamiji maintained that the State Government's directive that people should stay at home was in their own interest as a protective measure.

According to the statement, "This by implication means that the State Government has not relaxed the order to accommodate human or vehicular movements at certain hours of the day during the period of the lockdown. The State Government considers defiance of this directive as civil disobedience.

"Please be informed that all borders remain closed and interstate travels banned till further notice. All gatherings of any nature or density are not allowed."

"All functions and ceremonies, including burials, are put on hold. All markets remain closed, but traders are allowed to display their wares in front of their houses."