Thursday, January 21, 2021

Covid-19: Again, Osun government imposes curfew

Osun government has directed civil servants below grade level 12 to work from home effective from Jan. 25 to minimise the spread of coronavirus in the state.

A statement by Mr Wole Oyebamiji, Secretary to the State Government, on Wednesday in Osogbo, however, said that teachers, health workers and other workers on essential services, irrespective of grade, were exempted from the directive.

Oyebamiji also said that there would be a dusk-to-dawn curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00a.m. everyday.

The SSG also said that vigils and crusades are banned till further notice, while no religious gatherings should exceed two hours per time.

Oyebamiji said no social events should hold forthwith without the approval from the government.

He said eateries, restaurants, joints and bars should operate at 50 per cent capacity and ensure adequate physical distancing of customers.

Oyebamiji also said that “no face mask, no entry” policy must be enforced in every eatery, restaurant, joint and bar. Operators and attendants must also wear face mask at all times.

“Any hotel, event centre, mall, joint or business that is found flouting the safety directives will be sealed, and will only be reopened upon the payment of a fine of N 250,000,

“Churches and mosques found flouting the safety directives will he sealed, and will only be reopened upon the payment of a fine of N50,000.

“With immediate effect, the state is increasing its testing capacity across all local government areas.

“Citizens are enjoined not to be presumptuous in this matter, but to ascertain their status by taking a COVID-19 test,” Oyebamiji said.