Cinemas, night clubs, eating places, cafes and lots of different businesses that involve large gathering have been banned from working in Ogun State, as the government declares stricter measures after the new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.
The state government took the decision after fresh cases of coronavirus had been recorded in Lagos and Ekiti. Note that the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Nigeria was discovered in Ogun State after arriving in Nigeria for a short business trip at Lafarge facility within the state.
Apart from the mentioned businesses, which had been banned from working to restrict exposure to coronavirus, social clubs, halls and sports arenas had been also positioned on the ban list. Companies that record 50 or more individuals during working hours had been directed to stop operation for the following 30 days.
This shutdown of companies is a part of stricter measures being employed by nations with high cases of coronavirus, however with the determine rising in Nigeria, the state government mentioned the directive was a precaution wanted to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Ogun State.
Commenting on the decision taken by his authorities, Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun mentioned in a press assertion, “The safety of our people and their welfare are priorities that can’t be toyed with.
“Additional to measures so far taken to ramp up its efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the Ogun State Authorities has discovered it expedient to announce the following additional measures: Immediate ban of all high-density gatherings that will deliver collectively 50 or more individuals in the same place, such as social clubs, halls, cinemas, night clubs, eating places, cafes, and sports arenas.”
In accordance with Governor Abiodun, “This measure might be in effect for the next 30 days within the first instance. The government will proceed the surveillance initiatives and intensify sensitization on COVID-19. This is more so given the peculiarity of its location as the Nation’s Gateway State and its industrial capital.
“Our epidemiologists and other health employees are working around the clock with Federal agencies and international development agencies to stop the spread of coronavirus.”