Oyetola extends Osun lockdown by 3 days

Gboyega Oyetola Osun

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has announced a three-day extension of the total lockdown alongside a dusk-to-dawn curfew to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.

The governor gave the new restrictions in a broadcast on Thursday in Osogbo.

He said the lockdown extension took effect from midnight of Thursday till Sunday.

Mr Oyetola had on April 14 in a broadcast announced 14-day lockdown extension to combat the spread of the virus in the state.

The lockdown expired on midnight of Thursday.

The first 14-day lockdown in the state began on March 29 and expired on April 14.

The governor, on Thursday, said that effective May 4, there would be partial lockdown between 6 am and 5 pm from Monday till Thursday for businesses and government activities to run.

However, there would be total lockdown down from 6 pm on Thursday to Sunday.

The governor also said that movement of vehicles and persons was outlawed during the period of the curfew, except for verified medical emergency cases and those on essential duties.

He said the ban on public, religious, political and educational gatherings remains in force, while all major markets would remain shut.

The governor also said that inter-state travels remain outlawed.