COVID-19: Ogun schools, churches, mosques remain shut 

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Prince Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State government has set up a committee to fashion out guidelines for what it termed “a safe reopening of schools.”

Among the considerations of the committee would be to come up with guideline which would allow certificate classes to resume and write their examinations.

Although all schools remain shut for now, a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the State governor, Dapo Abiodun, Kunle Somorin indicated.

The governor noted that available data and opinions of experts indicated that the fight against the virus was far from being won, and therefore could “neither afford more fatalities or allow the rate of sickness to outnumber the capacity to manage the sick.”

As of Friday, he said 4,072 people had been tested out of which 898 were positive.

“Six hundred and nine of the cases have been successfully treated and discharged while 19 people have died,leaving 270 active cases,” he added.

Consequently, the state government extended the current phase of eased restrictions for another two weeks .

Monday to Friday are still open for businesses and other economic transactions with only Saturday and Sunday as lockdown days.

Churches and mosques are not allowed to open for their services yet while commercial activities are not permitted on weekends.

Among other safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus, wearing of face masks in public is still mandatory, only one passenger is still allowed for motorcycles and two passengers only for tricycles.

The governor said observation of dusk-to-dawn curfew as directed by the Presidential Task Force i.e. between 10.00pm and 4.00am daily; still in force among others.

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