The Government of the State of Osun has shut down Riverside Lounge in Oke-fia area of Osogbo, for failing to observe COVID-19 guidelines.
The facility was shut by officers of the Osun State Joint Task Force on Covid-19 while monitoring compliance with the government’s guidelines on the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
Recall that the government had released some non-pharmaceutical safety protocols some weeks ago, as part of measures to manage the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The government had warned through the guidelines that any hotel, event centre, mall, joint or business outlet found flouting the safety directives would be sealed and only reopened upon the payment of a fine of N 250,000.
Part of the guidelines is that eateries, restaurants, joints and bars should operate at 50 percent capacity and ensure adequate physical distancing of customers. Also, the “No face mask, no entry” policy must be observed in every eatery, restaurant, joint and bar. Operators and attendants must also wear their face masks at all times.