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Ogun Closes Schools, Restricts Religious Worship Crowd

The Ogun State Government has declared schools closed and also forbids crown in religious worship centres due to the effect of spreading coronavirus among people.

Kunle Somorin, the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor issued the statement on Monday.

He said all measures would be reviewed at regular intervals in response to the development surrounding the Coronavirus disease.

He said that schools are to proceed on a break after school hours on Friday, March 20, while regular and special religious programmes are banned forthwith with immediate effect.

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The state government enjoined all parents and guardians who have their children and wards in any boarding facility within the state to immediately evacuate them and return them to their respective homes at the close of schools on Friday, March 20, 2020.

The statement said: “Governor Dapo Abiodun thankfully acknowledges and appreciates religious leaders for their advice, understanding solidarity and support, as we jointly search for a solution to the pandemic and for their cooperation to observe all safety measures in the overall interest of our State and common humanity.

“In addition, non-essential travels should be limited whilst also avoiding high-density gatherings.”

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