Makinda lifts curfew on cross nights in Oyo
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on Wednesday approved the suspension of the 12 to 4 a.m. curfew previously imposed in the states by the federal government, saying officials from the state’s Covid-19 task force will ensure strict compliance with the rules. guidance and warnings during and after Christmas.
The governor then ordered that religious centers be allowed to hold worship only in strict accordance with COVID-19 protocols.
The technical team of the COVID-19 task force previously said it would shut off vehicle routes ahead of a federal government-imposed curfew from 12:00 to 4:00.
The governor, however, warned that religious centers must strictly adhere to warnings and guidelines set in place to prevent the spread of the virus in the state.
Makinda, in a statement provided to correspondents at the governor’s office, further indicated that he had given directions in a short note approved by the chair of the COVID-19 Task Force technical group, Professor Temitop Alonge, who reviewed the previous statement from the technical group and lifted the curfew.
He added that other notices previously issued by the Task Force, including a directive on 50% employment for religious centers and events, a ban on street carnivals and others, remain in place.
The statement reads: “Following the revision of the statement by the technical team of the COVID-19 Task Force in Oyo State on 29 December 2020, His Excellency Executive Governor Ingres. Seyi Makinda, FNSE, generously ordered the lifting of the 12:00 to 4:00 curfew.
“The Governor also called on Oyo State citizens and residents to ensure strict adherence to the guidelines, protocols and warnings set by the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force aimed at limiting disease transmission in our communities.” …
Second, he ordered that adherence to these guidelines and protocols in accordance with the law be properly enforced, ordering individuals and organizations to comply and thus ensure that we all spread the joy of this season, not not. virus “.
It should be remembered that the State Task Force on COVID-19, in a statement released on Tuesday, previously warned individuals, families and businesses in the state to comply with protocols such as wearing masks in public, social distancing. and regular hand washing.
The task force also reminded event centers of the existing 50% capacity warning for events, which also requires proper use of face masks and the need to wash hands.
He warned residents of the state, including private healthcare providers and people who are unwell, to have access to testing centers available in 33 local government districts.
Source: – Vanguard