COVID-19: Ogun residents recount border closure dilemma

Sun May 17th, 2020 - Ekiti

The last two weeks have been hellish for residents of Ogun State, who are working in neighbouring Lagos State as they have been forced to endure untold pains and agony due to the state’s closure of its borders.

Ogun State, a fortnight ago, announced the closure of its borders with neighbouring states, as well as its international border with Benin Republic, in the wake of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), to curtail spread of the virus.

“As a result, movement in and out of the state is banned as a further measure to contain the Coronavirus pandemic. The position of Ogun State is peculiar. It not only shares an international border with the Republic of Benin, it does so with all other states in the Southwest (except Ekiti), including Lagos State, which has understandably recorded the highest number of infections in the country, largely because it hosts the busiest air and sea ports, and it’s the nation’s economic capital,” the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, said in a statement.




source: Guardian