We are commencing second phase of lockdown by June 1st, Gov Abiodun reveals

Sodiq Ojuroungbe

The Ogun state Governor, Dapo Abiodun has revealed that the second phase of lockdown will begin the state by June 1st after the expiration of the one week extension.

PLATFORM TIMES reports that the governor added that the second phase will be accompanied with a further ease of the lockdown and expansion of the windows of relaxation.

He said this while addressing newsmen at his office ,Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

PLATFORM TIMES also reports that Abiodun however disclosed that the guidelines and details will be provided in due course.

He noted that the government will continue to be guided by science and analyses of all available data and feedback from the field to review the measures in place.

According to him, as this pandemic is an unprecedented global pandemic, we also monitor and learn from the experiences in other climes, particularly experiences related to phasing the ease of lockdown.

He further said, “I have to state that after all considerations, we are constrained to take the painful but necessary decision to continue the eased lockdown of Ogun State for another one week till Sunday, 31st, May, 2020.

“The current phase of the eased lockdown will terminate on 31st May. The second phase, which will commence from the 1st of June, will be accompanied with a further ease of the lockdown and expansion of the windows of relaxation.

“The guidelines and details will be provided in due course. In the meantime, another round of the distribution of the palliative to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 measures will commence over the weekend.”

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