Worship Centers, Markets, Resume Full Operations in Osun

Osun State government has ordered the reopening of markets and places of worship in the state.

In a new guideline easing the lockdown induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the state government said all markets are now allowed to commence full operations, while worship centres that were restricted to once-a-week meetings can now commence their weekly services, subject to compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols.

In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, the Osun State government said the new guideline takes immediate effect. 

The statement notes that government appraised the current status of the state in the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and decided to relax some of its lockdown measures following some emerging positive indices. 

It urges citizens to continue to wear nose masks in public places, and also ensure regular use of hand sanitizer especially at the end of every exchange.

Worship centres are also enjoined to observe regular precautionary measures of wearing of face masks, hand washing, temperature screening and avoidance of physical contact in public places.

Adenitan Akinola

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