The government of the state of Ondo canceled the services of crossing churches across the state on the eve of the new year.
It also postponed the renewal of schools in the state for Monday, January 18, 2021.
Chairman of the Ondo State Interministerial Committee for Coronavirus and Vice-Rector of Ondo University of Medical Sciences, prof. Adesegun Fatusi said that in Akure, Vanguard reports.
Fatusi stressed that the state is working diligently to ensure that it does not record any significant cases during the second wave of the pandemic.
According to him, the committee had extensive interaction with various stakeholders, physically and virtually, to take proactive action against the second wave of COVID-19.
He said, “The federal government has determined that schools should be closed by January 18th.
“The inter-ministerial committee has decided that events, as far as the pandemic is concerned, should be monitored. So we want to observe and ensure that there is no active transmission in our system.
“Primary and secondary schools will not continue on January 4; they will continue on January 18. That is a decision regarding schools.
“When it comes to religious services, keep in mind that there is a national curfew and that the principles of that curfew are binding on the state. Therefore, churches and mosques are not allowed to hold any service after 22:00.
“Vigils are still strictly forbidden any day until further notice. Churches and other religious services must work with 50 percent capacity and adhere to all the measures we have introduced for prevention. The same goes for events; they must adhere to these principles. Our the people must celebrate responsibly and celebrate safely. “
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jibayo Adeyeye, appealed to the media to support the government seeing the war against coronavirus as a corporate responsibility and must do everything possible to educate, inform and sensitize the public about its dangers.