OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS CROSSOVER SERVICES AND CARNIVALS OVER INCREASE IN COVID-19 CASES IN THE COUNTRY
The Ogun State Government on Wednesday, December 23, suspended crossover services and carnivals for the New Year due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the country.
This was announced by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Kunle Somorin.
He directed all civil servants to proceed on Christmas and New Year break from Thursday, 24th December to Monday, January 4th.
The Governor revealed that the directives were issued after a meeting between the State government and religious leaders from the League of Imams and the Christian Association of Nigeria.
He directed that all schools in the State are to remain closed until January 18, 2021, while all bars, nightclubs, pubs and event centres, recreational centres in the state have also been closed down indefinitely.
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Abiodun further directed that all markets are to open strictly between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. while maintaining social distancing and observing all COVID-19 protocols.
He also directed that all religious and worship centres must not exceed 50 per cent of their capacity and services conducted in compliance with all COVID-19 protocols.
The Governor also urged all motorcycle, tricycle, bus, car, taxi and other transport operators not to carry passengers above 50 percent of their capacity in compliance with social distancing rules.