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COVID-19: Ogun orders full reopening of churches, mosques, hotels



Ogun State Government, on Wednesday, directed full reopening of religious centres, businesses, hotels and other entertainment centres in the state.

The state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, had closed religious centres, businesses and schools in March as part of moves to flatten the curve of the coronavirus..

He later announced the reopening of only worship centres and schools in August.

Abiodun had pegged the number of worshippers for a service at 200, and insisted that services must not exceed one and a half hour.

While lifting the order, the governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, on Wednesday, said the religious centres and other public places have been reopened following the success recorded in flattening the curve of COVID-19.

According to him, the government is aware that many people are just recovering from the economic hardship imposed by COVID-19, as their activities had been affected by the lockdown, while necessary measures had been put in place to combat the pandemic.

“It stated that in the process of rebuilding the economy, the State Government was irrevocably committed to the successful implementation of the “Building our Future Together” agenda, and would ensure everything possible for people to have increased prosperity that would place the State on a sound footing towards continued development.

“It further added that government would improve on testing, just as it continues to monitor the development and not hesitate to do selective lockdown should there be any flagrant disobedience to the set COVID-19 protocols,” the statement said.

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