Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has extended the total lockdown of the state; to prevent spread of coronavirus by another 14 days beginning from Thursday, April 16.
Governor Oyetola in a broadcast Tuesday said the step was necessary; to keep the state free of the disease.
Oyetola however said they would suspend the lockdown on Wednesday; to enable people to restock and prepare for the new 14 days restriction.
“We are aware of the negative effects of lockdown on our fragile economy. But as a responsible government, we will not sacrifice the lives; and security of our people on the altar of economy.
“Consequently, 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,” the governor said.
1st News reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday, April 3; revealed that six new cases of the coronavirus disease were recorded in Osun State.
This brings the total number of cases now recorded in Nigeria to 190, according to NCDC.
The agency attributed the rise in cases in Osun to Nigerians who recently came back to the state from nearby Cote d’Ivoire.
Twelve states and Abuja have so reported at least a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
A total of 20 people have been discharged after recovering from the virus, while two have died.