COVID-19: Ogun workers stay at home while Abiodun government bans carnivals and rallies

As the second wave of the deadly coronavirus escalated amid Christmas and New Year festivities, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State announced the suspension of street carnivals, crowded night services, parties and similar gatherings in the state.

DAILY POST reports that the governor also ordered all civil servants and other government employees in the state to continue on the Christmas and New Year holidays from December 24 to January.

According to a statement from his press secretary, Kunle Somorin, on Wednesday, the governor said the directive was given after a meeting with religious and community leaders in the country, in preparation for the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Abiodun ordered all schools to remain closed until January 18, 2021, while all bars, nightclubs, pubs and event centers, recreation centers in the state were closed indefinitely.

Markets will open between 8 am and 4 pm, maintaining social distance and respecting all COVID-19 protocols, including the use of face masks and others, it was stated.

The governor ordered that religious and worship centers should not exceed 50 percent of their capacity.

It was also said that “there should be no gathering of more than 50 people at any event or ceremony, such as conferences, congresses, office events, concerts, seminars, sports activities, crossover evenings, year-round parties, weddings, appointments, birthdays, anniversaries , street carnivals, etc. till further notice “.