The Osun State Government has on Monday night lifted the lockdown imposed on four local government areas in the state over the breach of safety measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
The local government areas concerned were Ilesa East, Ilesa West, Atakumosa East and Atakumosa West.
According to a statement from the Secretary to the State Government, Wole Oyebamiji, it indicated that the decision was based on undertakings and assurance received from monarchs, religious leaders, as well as civil society groups within the axis.
It added that stakeholders had assured that safety guidelines would be strictly adhered to by the residents of the affected LGAs
that had been locked down since Tuesday, July 7 as a result of spike in community transmission of coronavirus.
The statement read partly, “Physical meetings and mass gatherings in any form remain banned in that axis and indeed throughout the state till further notice.
“Notwithstanding the ease of the lockdown, enforcement of safety protocols – especially the use of nose mask in public places – must be continued in the axis, and non-adherents will be sanctioned.”
The State Government, however, warned that any form of breakdown in adherence to the safety protocols against COVID-19 in the four local government areas, shall force the government to reimpose the lockdown.