The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has ordered the total lockdown of four of the local government areas of the state for one week. The lockdown is expected to commence on Tuesday, July 7, in the named local government area: Ilesa East, Ilesa West, Atakumosa East, and Atakumosa West for seven days in the first instance. The decision was the fallout of the meeting between the government and the stakeholders from the area.
However, the relaxation in other areas of the state has been extended by two weeks.
These were contained in a statement issued by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode.
She further said the decision to impose a total lockdown on the four local government areas was aimed at containing the spread of the virus in that axis of the State, noting that government had every reason to believe that it was already witnessing what looked more like a community transmission in the area and as such there was a need to come up with measures to arrest the trend.
The Commissioner stressed that the lockdown would be total.
Residents and citizens in that axis will not have the opportunity to go to worship centers and markets during the period.
They will only be allowed to shop within their neighborhood.
Under the lockdown, there would be no vehicular movement within the affected areas.
Only those on essential duties such as health, fire service, environmental officials, security personnel, power and water supply agencies, media, and telecommunication officers will be allowed to move.
Mrs. Egbemode also revealed that intra-state travel to and within the affected communities and to other parts of the State is banned during the period of the lockdown, warning that violators of the lockdown order will be severely dealt with.