Independence Day: Ogun imposes curfew

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The Ogun government on Wednesday slammed a two-day curfew on the state residents amid the country’s 60th Independence Day anniversary and COVID-19.

The curfew took effect on Wednesday night barring movement between 10pm and 6am from Thursday to Friday and gatherings beyond twenty persons, according to a statement released by Gov. Dapo Abiodun’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin.

The step is to ensure the celebration of the country’s independence did not imperil efforts to contain the spread of the novel disease.

The statement reads in part: “All forms of gathering in the state, except the state announced Independence Day Anniversary programme, are restricted to a maximum of 20 persons.”

Meanwhile the Lagos State Government has canceled the ritual Independence Day celebration parade also due to the pandemic.

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