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COVID-19: Osun Imposes Curfew

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Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state, following the rising spate of recorded cases due to the second wave of the pandemic.

The Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji disclosed this in a statement, on Wednesday night.

The State government also ordered civil servants below Level 12 to work from home, starting from Monday, January 25, 2020 till further notice.

Oyebamiji said, “Officers below Level 12 are expected to work from home with effect from Monday, January 25th, till further notice.

“Teachers, health workers and other workers on essential services, irrespective of Grade, are exempted.”

According to the statement, religious gatherings, vigils and crusades are banned in the state, and no service must exceed two hours.

“On religious gathering, vigils and crusade are banned and no service must exceed two hours.

“Churches and mosques found flouting the safety directives will be sealed, and will only be reopened upon the payment of a fine of N 50,000,” he said.

The statement added, “There will be a dusk to dawn curfew every day from 10:00 pm till 5:00 am. Enforcement teams have been set up in every Local Government and Area Office across the State, to ensure strict enforcement of the protocols.”

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