COVID-19 SECOND WAVE: OSUN STATE GOVERNMENT DECLARES DUSK-TO-DAWN CURFEW
Following a surge in the number of Coronavirus infections in Osun State, the Government has declared a daily dusk-to-dawn curfew on residents.
This was announced in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Wole Oyebamiji
Oyewole, who said the curfew is between 10pm and 5am, noted that enforcement teams have been set up in every Local Government and area office across the State, to ensure strict adherence.
The SSG also said no social events can hold without the approval from the Government.
He said; “No social gathering (having obtained approval) can have more than 50 participants. All applications for social events must show a commitment that the organisers will strictly adhere to the new guidelines.
“No religious gatherings should exceed two hours per time of gathering, vigils and crusades are banned till further notice and religious organisations should operate at only 30 per cent capacity of their space.”
Mr Oyebamiji also encouraged students across the State to comply with all COVID-19 protocols.
The full statement reads; “Children must also be cautioned against unsafe practices such as shaking hands, hugging, sharing of materials and personal effects, visiting crowded spaces while school Owners, Head Teachers and Principals will be held responsible for any infraction.
“No motorcycle can carry more than two people, including the rider. No mini-bus (korope) can carry more than five people, including the driver.
“Only civil servants from Level 12 and above are expected to report physically at their offices. Officers below Level 12 are expected to work from home with effect from Monday, January 25th, till further notice.
“Teachers, health workers and other workers on essential services, irrespective of grade, are exempted. No face mask, no entry policy must be enforced in all government offices.”
Oyebamiji added that while the government is not interested in shutting down businesses, eateries, restaurants, joints and bars, these should operate at 50 per cent capacity and ensure adequate physical distancing of customers.
He warned that 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 N250,000.