The government of the State of Osun hereby warns its citizens to continue to take personal responsibility for their safety against the COVID-19 pandemic, and not let down their guards especially during the festive period.
Although the State has recorded huge gains in the past months, COVID-19 still remains a real and present danger and citizens cannot afford to be reckless by violating the safety protocols against the pandemic. There are already indications of a second wave of the pandemic in the country, and it is improtant for us to note that Osun is not an island. Our land borders are opened, and that means that people move in and out of the State every day, most of whose COVID-19 status cannot be ascertained.
While the government is doing everything within its power to protect its people from actual and potential threat, it is enjoining its citizens to not let down their guards. Continue to frequently wash your hands with soap and running water and also disinfect your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Also, avoid crowded spaces and places with high-density gathering during this festive period.
Be informed that wearing of nose masks or face shields in public places is still in force, and the government will not hesitate to take actions against those found flagrantly disregarding this protocol because they will be considered enemies of the collective safety of the people of Osun.
The government is also extending an appeal to religious leaders, not to scale down their adherence to the established guidelines, and not to relax their sensitization efforts within their domain.
This is the time when individuals, families and institutions must do what is right so that the entire citizenry can stay safe together.
Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation