Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Thursday further relaxed the curfew earlier imposed on the state.
“The new curfew will now be from 9 pm to 5 am daily,” the governor said, according to a statement by his spokesman, Ismail Omipidan.
“We’ve also further relaxed our curfew, as part of measures for the gradual reopening of our economy.
“Civil Servants on level 7 and above should go to work within normal office hours; while each department should work out and alternate working hours for workers on grade levels 1 to 6,” he said.
He noted that these new measures would be for just two weeks in the first instance, just as he reiterated that the state’s boundaries remained closed.
He said all major markets would remain shut, while other markets would be opened, but operators must ensure physical distancing and use their face masks, including observing all other precautionary measures in accordance with the established protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
He said the total lockdown earlier imposed on the state from Friday to Sunday had now been eased for the next 14 days in the first instance, warning, however, that the ban on political, public, religious and any kind of gatherings under whatever guise remained in force.