The Ogun state government of ordered the suspension of all parties, carnivals and crowded cross over services over coronavirus scare.
This according to the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, is part of the measures and guidelines in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections during the yuletide celebration.
In order to stem, the spread of the second wave of the virus, Governor Abiodun advised that “there should be no gatherings of more than 50 people at any event or ceremonies, such as conferences, congresses, office events, concerts, seminars, sporting activities, cross-over nights, end of year parties, weddings, naming, birthdays, anniversaries, street carnivals, etc until further notice”.
Schools in the State are to remain closed until January 18, 2021, while all bars, nightclubs, pubs and event centres, recreational centres in the state have also been closed down indefinitely.
The governor also directed all civil servants and other government workers in the State to proceed on Christmas and New Year holiday from Thursday, December 24 to January 4, 2021.
The governor further directed that all markets are to open strictly between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. while maintaining social distancing and observing all COVID-19 protocols, including the use of face mask, provision of hand sanitizer and/or hand-washing equipment at every strategic point within their malls, shops, business premises etc.