CORONAVIRUS: OGUN EXTENDS BAN ON PUBLIC GATHERINGS TO SCHOOLS, SHUT THEM INDEFINITELY

The Ogun State Government on Thursday said it has extended the ban of all high-density gatherings to school and worship centers in the state.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen in Abeokuta.

He stated that the ban on high-density gatherings affected all schools – public and private – as well as all religious activities in the State.

The statement read in part, “Consequently, all schools in the state will remain closed indefinitely after school hours on Friday, March 20, 2020.

“Also, all religious centres and activities including regular and special services that bring together 50 or more persons in the same place are banned with immediate effect.

“These measures will be reviewed at regular intervals in response to the development surrounding the coronavirus disease.

“The Government, therefore, enjoins all parents and guardians who have their children and wards in any boarding facility within the State to immediately evacuate them and return them to their respective homes at the close of schools on Friday, March 20th, 2020.

“Governor Dapo Abiodun pleads for the understanding of parents, school owners and the entire citizenry to comply fully with all laid down measures and for them to offer useful information for the state to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 challenge.”