COVID-19: Ogun state shut down schools and worship centres

The Ogun State Government on Thursday said it has extended the ban on high-density social gatherings to both private and public schools across the state.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Kunle Somorin.

He said all measures would be reviewed at regular intervals in response to the development surrounding the Coronavirus disease.

He said that schools are to proceed on a break after school hours on Friday, March 20, while regular and special religious programmes are banned forthwith with immediate effect.

The state 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 on Friday, March 20, 2020.

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The statement said: “Governor Dapo Abiodun thankfully acknowledges and appreciates religious leaders for their advice, understanding solidarity and support, as we jointly 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.

“In addition, non-essential travels should be limited whilst also avoiding high-density gatherings.”

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