COVID-19: No crossover night, Osun Govt insists

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▪︎Charges security operatives to enforce compliance, order

By Richard Akintade, Osogbo

For the umpteenth time, Osun State Government, on Sunday, reiterated its new directives aimed at curbing the spread of the Coronavirus were still in force.

Specifically, the Government said there would be no countdown to New Year ceremonies and cross over night under whatever guise by religious bodies during the New Year eve.

These were contained in a statement issued on behalf of the Osun Government by the Secretary to State Government, (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji.

According to the statement, Government had directed security operatives in the State to enforce the directives without exception.

The Government further said: ” The ban on youth carnivals still subsists. Also, all social clubs, hotels, departmental stores, supermarkets, event centers and allied centres are to henceforth operate at half of their capacities and observe COVID-19 protocols.

“Wearing of face Masks at public places is equally compulsory.

“We want to appeal to all residents and citizens to cut down on social gatherings, including weddings, naming ceremonies and funeral ceremonies so as to reduce the spate of exposure and contact with possible carriers visiting the State during the Yuletide period.

“Also all towns and cities are to put on hold the annual days through physical attendance and change such to the virtual version.

“We assure all citizens and residents that Government is insisting on all these measures in their collective interest. Therefore, let’s all join hands with Government to keep Osun safe.”

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