Oyo Govt. Permits Crossover Services to Hold

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed that religious centres be allowed to hold crossover worship services only in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocol.

The Technical Team of the Task Force on COVID-19 had earlier stated that it was ruling out the crossover services in view of the 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. curfew imposed by the Federal Government

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, however, warns that worship centres must adhere strictly to the advisories and guidelines put in place to prevent the spread of the virus in the state.

The statement says officials of the State’s Task Force on Covid-19 will ensure strict compliance to the guidelines and advisories during the yuletide and after.

According to the statement, the governor gave the directives in a brief endorsed by the chairman of the Technical Team of the COVID-19 Task Force, Prof. Temitope Alonge, which reviewed the earlier pronouncement of the Technical Team and lifted the curfew.

It adds that other advisories earlier released by the Task Force, including the directive of 50 per cent occupancy for worship and event centres, ban of street carnivals and others, remain in effect.

Iyabo Adebisi

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