He also said that the relaxation of the lockdown will last for ten hours from the previous seven hours.
This was disclosed in a public address at the governor's office in Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta.
Abidoun stated that the directive to extend the lockdown fell in line with President Muhammadu Buhari's order, where it was announced that Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States would observe a curfew from 8pm to 6am starting May 4.
The governor said, “In line with Mr President’s address to the entire nation, the lockdown is still in place. However, the lockdown will begin to be relaxed gradually and in phases from Monday, May 4, in consideration of the peculiarity of the different states.
“To this end, our relaxation window remains Monday, May 4, Wednesday, May 6, and Friday, May 8. The new time frame will, however, now be from 7am to 5pm on those days. This will give our people ample time to conduct necessary economic activities and to get to their various homes before the commencement of the daily curfew as directed by Mr President.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the curfew is from 8pm to 6am every day and will be strictly enforced.”
Speaking on the rise in the number of cases in Ogun State, he said that the state had a total of 47 cases while eight people had been discharged from th hospital.
“Out of these, eight have been discharged to rejoin their families and restart normal life, while we have 47 active cases who are currently receiving efficient treatment from our medical officers. We hope and pray that they will also be discharged in due course.
“We have procured over one million face masks that we are distributing across the state to groups such as market women, artisans, transport unions, law enforcement agencies, civil servants and religious groups among others. Nevertheless, everybody has a personal responsibility to procure and wear a face mask.”