COVID-19: Gov. Lalong relaxes directive for 3 days, extends total lockdown indefinitely

By Pwanagba Agabus, Jos

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Thursday relaxed the lockdown order in the state by three days.

The Governor also said the earlier order before the total lockdown still remains.

He however said, the total lockdown will commence from Sunday midnight till further notice from government.

It would be recalled that Chairman of COVID-19 and governor of the state, Simon Lalong had last Wednesday, during a statewide broadcast, declared a total lockdown from 12 midnight on Sunday, April 9 to Wednesday 11pm of April 15, 2020.

The State Government had also established 10 mobile courts meant to ensure enforcement and compliance to the aforementioned directive of government, which it said was aimed at protecting the citizens from the coronavirus pandemic and also ensuring that the entire state is fumigated.

Lalong disclosed this during a statewide broadcast in Jos, the state capital.

“As the total lockdown elapses by midnight today 23rd April 2020, Government has adopted the following decisions; the total lockdown will be relaxed from Midnight of Thursday 23rd April 2020 to 12th Midnight of Sunday 26th April 2020 to enable people again re-stock their homes.

“Thereafter, the total lockdown will resume on Monday 27th April 2020.

“However, Details of the next phase of the lockdown will be issued in due course”, he explained.

“By implication, the earlier restrictions before the total lockdown remain”, Lalong stressed.

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