- The Osun government has ordered the closure of all public gathering in the state
- The ban will affect churches, mosques, night clubs and schools
- The ban takes effect from Friday, March 20 till further notice
The Osun government has ordered the closure of all public gathering including churches, mosques and schools in the state to avoid the spread of coronavirus.
The order was contained in a statement on Thursday, March 19 by the state governor, Gboyega Oyetola and sent to the media by his spokesman, Ismail Omipidan.
According to the statement, the ban takes effect from Friday, March 20 till further notice.
“As a responsible and responsive government that places premium on the well-being of its people, we will protect our citizens from potential and actual threats,” part of the statement read.
The federal and many state governments have been taking precautionary actions, including shutting down public spaces to curb the dreaded coronavirus.
The federal government recently shut down three international airports as part of its strategic measures to curb the spread of coronavirus across the country.
The airports are; Mallam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano; Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu; and the Port Harcourt Airport, Rivers.
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Recently, the government gave a directive to airlines operating international and regional flights in the country to commence the implementation of the use of yellow card as a requirement for travel.
A letter from the office of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) was distributed to the affected airlines after the directive came from the federal ministry of health.
Also, the government banned all travels outside the country by officials of ministries, departments, and agencies until further notice.
The move was announced by the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha at the end of the inaugural meeting of the presidential task force for the control of the viral disease.
The presidential task force also advised Nigerians to cancel all travels abroad especially to all high-risk countries.
Already, Nigeria has placed restrictions on travel to worst-hit countries as the world continued to battle the global pandemic.
In a related development, a Nigerian military hospital in the nation's capital, Abuja has been giving out free hand-sanitizers to residents.
The National Defence College clinic in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has been handing out the sanitizers to people for free as many stores in the city hiked the prices of hand sanitizers and face masks in the last few weeks.
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