COVID-19: Abiodun places fresh restrictions on religious centres, markets

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Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun on Wednesday imposed fresh restrictions on churches, mosques and markets over the resurgence the f COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

In a statement posted on the state government’s Twitter handle, the governor said: “In the wake of the second wave of COVID-19 in Ogun State, the State Government held a meeting today with stakeholders on cautionary measures to take.

We will adopt the measures we took in its emergence, but this will remove curfew on movement and retain social gathering restrictions and hygiene measures.

Schools will remain closed until 18th January, 2021, while all recreational centres will be shut indefinitely. Civil servants will proceed on Christmas and New Year holiday from tomorrow, Thursday, 24th December and resume on 4th January, 2021.

Markets will strictly open between 8am and 4pm, while enforcing and practicing recommended hygiene measures, and the season should be celebrated moderately, as we take established measures affecting religious centres, hospitals, and other communal and social gatherings.

Crowded crossover services and street carnivals are disallowed, as worship centres and public/commercial vehicles will admit not more than 50% of their capacity, whom they will provide essential hygiene and medical needs.

Conventional services will however be held, but there will be no gatherings of more than 50 people at a single time.

As we wear a mask and do our best to keep our family and friends safe, I wish the good people of Ogun State a Merry Christmas. #BuildingOurFutureTogether #ISEYA #OgunState”

 

 

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