On Wednesday 20th of January, 2021, the Osun State Government declared more COVID-19 guidelines. The purpose of which is to ensure the safety of all citizens and protect the state against the virus.
The Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji stated that the government banned parties, restricted gatherings and reintroduced curfew in the state.
He further informed the public that no social events could hold without the approval of the government.
Prince Wole in his statement said “No social gathering (having obtained approval) can have more than 50 participants. All applications for social events must show the commitment that the organizers will strictly adherence to the new guidelines,”
A limit of two hours was made to all religious gatherings while vigils and crusades were banned.
Parents and guardians were directed by the government to ensure that their children and wards complied with the safety protocols against COVID-19; especially the use of nose mask faces shield and regular washing of their hands.
Furthermore, motorcyclists were instructed to take two people each, including the rider, adding that no mini-bus could take more than five people, including the driver.
He stated that; “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.
“Eateries, restaurants, joints and bars should operate at 50 per cent capacity and ensure adequate physical distancing of customers.
“There will be a dusk to dawn curfew every day from 10 pm till 5 am.
“Enforcement teams have been set up in every local government area and area office across the state to ensure strict enforcement of the protocols.”