The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has announced new COVID-19 measures to curtail the spread of the virus in the State.
Akeredolu, who announced the cancellation of the celebration of Cross Over Vigil by churches in the state said it was part of the need to take proactive measures against the second wave of COVID-19.
According to the Chairman, Ondo State Inter-ministerial Committee on Coronavirus, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, the state was working assiduously to ensure it records no substantial case during the second wave of the pandemic.
Akeredolu Imposes New COVID-19 Measures
Fatusi, who is also the Vice-Chancellor, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo implored people to pay due attention and observance to the precautionary measures put in place to safeguard them.
He added that no church service organised in respect of the New Year celebration must exceed 10 pm until further notice.
Fatusi opined that the order is in line with federal government directive on curfew adding that government and business offices would remain open but with strict compliance of COVID-19 precautionary measures.
However, Fatusi warned night clubs and relaxation spots not to operate beyond 10 pm and advised anybody above 60 years of age or with existing ailments to remain indoor and disengage from joining any social gathering.
He said the state would begin strict enforcement of the law that guides against the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the state from January 2021 adding that the law provided for three months imprisonment or payment of twenty thousand naira fine or both for offenders.