Another Nigerian state imposes dusk to dawn curfew, gives reason

Another Nigerian state imposes dusk to dawn curfew, gives reason

- Osun just like many other states in Nigeria has taken proactive steps to protect the lives of citizens

- The southwest state imposed daily dusk to dawn curfew on residents to curb the spread of coronavirus

- This was announced by Wole Oyebamiji, secretary to the state government

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A report by Premium Times indicates that daily dusk to dawn curfew has been imposed by the Osun state government on residents.

The was announced in a statement signed by Wole Oyebamiji, secretary to the state government, on Wednesday, January 20.

According to Oyebamiji, the curfew will be from 10 p.m till 5 a.m following the spike in the number of infected people.

Another Nigerian state imposes dusk to dawn curfew, gives reason
Osun state government has imposed a daily dusk to dawn curfew on residents. Photo credit: @GboyegaOyetola
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The secretary to the state government also restated guidelines to curb the spread of coronavirus in Osun state.

He said that in order to ensure strict compliance, enforcement teams have been set up in every local government and area office across the state.

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In addition to restricting movement, the state government also announced that no social events can hold without approval from the government until further notice.

At the time of this report, data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) shows that Osun state has 1,318 confirmed cases and 27 deaths.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Ekiti state government just like many other states in Nigeria took proactive steps to protect the lives of citizens.

A statement posted on the Twitter handle of the state government, @ekitistategov indicated that the curfew will be starting from 8 pm to 6 am on Monday, January 11.

The commissioner for information and values orientation, Hon Akinbowale Omole, made the announcement on Sunday, January 10, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

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In a related development, Edo has made a U-turn on the full reopening of schools, with the state government announcing that schools will no longer reopen on Monday, January 18, for the second term of 2020/2021 academic session.

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The new development was announced on Friday, January 15, by Governor Godwin Obaseki in a tweet on his official Twitter handle.

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