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



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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 , subject to the guidelines of the safety measures .
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 flattering 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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