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Osun warns against Easter, Juma’at gatherings, says lockdown not lifted

Osun warns against Easter, Juma’at gatherings, says lockdown not lifted
April 10
14:36 2020

Osun state government says religious gatherings in the state are still prohibited and that the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus has not been lifted.

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In a tweet shared on the official page of the state government, Wole Oyebamiji, secretary to the state government, said there should be no gathering for the Easter celebrations, Juma’at prayers or any other form of gathering.

“The state government of Osun hereby announces that it has neither relaxed the State-wide lockdown nor granted exemptions for any form of congregation, whether for Easter, Juma’at prayers or gatherings of any kind,” the tweet read.

“The State-wide lockdown is a two-week order at the first instance, after which the government will review the battle against the pandemic.

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“All heads of religious organisations, social associations, citizens and residents are therefore implored to continue to cooperate with the government in this fight by obeying all the necessary regulations and emergency orders.

“The State Government wishes all our citizens happy Easter and a safe weekend.”

Out of the 288 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the country, Osun has 20 cases.

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On Sunday, the state discharged its index coronavirus patient.

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