COVID-19: Ogun bans large gatherings


Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Wednesday announced a ban on large gatherings of more than 50 people.

He also urged religious leaders to sensitise their followers on necessary precautions to take against contracting COVID-19.

Speaking on Twitter, he said: “I have directed that large gatherings that would bring together 50 or more people be banned, with immediate effect.

This measure became necessary, in addition to those earlier put in place, in the wake of the most recent cases of the COVID-19 in the Country.

“For the next thirty (30) days during which the ban remains, the restriction must be enforced without tampering with anyone’s rights to freedom of association and movement.

“As our Government continues its surveillance and response strategies, I urge stakeholders, especially religious leaders, to join in the sensitisation of the people who must continue to maintain appropriate social distance, personal hygiene and high alertness.”

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