By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Osun State Government on Friday ordered compulsory wearing of facemasks at public places in and across the state.
This was contained in a Public Service Announcement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji.
Osun State Government in the statement also emphasized that “the ban on youth carnivals and countdown to the New Year ceremonies still subsists” in the state.
“The State Government of Osun would like to remind all citizens that the new directives aimed at curbing the spread of the Coronavirus are still in force. By implication, the ban on youth carnivals and countdown to the New Year ceremonies still subsists”, it said.
Osun State Government added, “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. Government further appeals to all residents and citizens to cut down on social gatherings, including weddings, naming ceremonies, funeral ceremonies to reduce the spate of exposure and contact with possible carriers visiting the State during the Yuletide period.
“Furthermore, towns and cities are to put on hold the annual days through physical attendance and change such to virtual version”.
The government then assured all citizens and residents “that Government is insisting on all these measures in their collective interest.”, saying, “let’s all join hands with Government to keep Osun safe”.