Friday 27 March 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Photos From Inside Atakumosa Market, Ilesa and Motor Garages, as Osun Government Enforces Shutdown

The government of the State of Osun, on Thursday announced the closure of major markets with effect from today, Friday, March 27, while also limiting the boarding capacity of vehicles operating within the State as part of the ongoing measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the State.

Our team went out to monitor how this directives are being enforced.

At the popular Atakumosa market in Ilesa, a total shutdown is in place as all shops and stalls are locked ana fierce looking policemen and National Civil Defence Corps men and women were seen with their patrol vehicle at the entrance of the market.

On transportation within the metropolis, we observed that nothing has changed. The mini buses are still carrying seven  passengers.

Our correspondent joined the aides of the State of Osun House of Assembly's Speaker, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye led by his Chief of Staff, Otunba Sunkanmi Obisesan in the early hours of the morning to distribute hand sanitizers to early morning travellers, particularly, the Abuja bound commuters. We observed that it was still the normal eighteen passengers fully charged in their Toyota Hiace, popularly called "Hummer Bus".

The passengers were made to alert, wash their hands and given some sanitizers to travel with.

Same was the case at the Warri/Sapele garage and Akure/Ondo/Ore garage.

Hand washing materials including medicated liquid soap and hand sanitizers were also placed at the popular Tippers and quarry workers garage.


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