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The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ordered the suspension of street carnivals, crowded cross-over night service, parties in the state.
This is coming as part of measures to tame the spread of COVID-19 infections following a predicted second wave of the pandemic across the nation during the festive.
Abiodun who spoke on Wednesday after a meeting between the state government and religious leaders from the League of Imams and the Christian Association of Nigeria as well as community leaders, called for restraints during the Christmas and New Year festivities.
The meeting according to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin was part of measures and guidelines for public health as the state prepares for a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
While urging citizens to celebrate in moderation, Gov. Abiodun wished the people a Merry Christmas and prosperous 2021, saying they should take personal responsibilities and stay within their residences and not embark on travels within and outside the State to ensure they neither transmit nor contract the virus.
The League of Imams and the Christian leaders were urged to adopt the earlier positions taken in the wake of COVID-19 earlier in the year which included worship centres not taking more than 50% of its capacity, provision of sanitizers, hand washing equipment among others.
Abiodun advised that “there should be no gatherings of more than 50 people at any event or ceremonies, such as conferences, congresses, office events, concerts, seminars, sporting activities, cross-over nights, end of year parties, weddings, naming, birthdays, anniversaries, street carnivals, etc until further notice”.
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