Ogun orders full re-opening of churches, mosque, hotels, others

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Due to the flattening in the curve of the ravaging COVID-19 spread in Ogun State, the state government has announced the reopening of all hotels, viewing centres, marquees, event centres, suites, and guest houses.

Others facilities directed to fully reopen are motels, and establishments providing accommodation for tourists or entertainment, restaurants, eateries, fast food, lounges, bars, and cinemas.

The state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, announced this on Wednesday, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin.

The governor equally directed that schools, markets and religious centres in the state could now revert to their regular programme of activities as obtained before the lockdown occasioned by the dreaded virus.

While the the governor, noted that he realised the need to rebuild the economy after lockdown, he, however warned that schools and business owners should not jettison safety protocols against COVID-19.

Governor Abiodun said the government would continue to monitor the development through the task force set up for that purpose and he would not hesitate to close down any business that violate COVID-19 protocols.

Some of the conditions set for the reopening of the entertainment centres are:

i. Observance of temperature checks at all entry points.

ii. Compulsory use of face masks within the premises/facilities.

iii. Maintenance of two-metre social distancing by marking the floor to guide their customers on physical distancing.

iv. Owners of business premises are required to offer only 50% of their space capacity to guests.

v. Maintenance of physical distancing with a maximum of four persons per table, while Buffet services are not allowed.

vi. Prior to holding any event, licence and safety clearance must be obtained from the Government.

vii. the operation of all cinemas must not exceed 10pm.

The statement added that all centres are to provide noise-proof equipment in the various facilities to ensure that they do not disturb the serenity of the neighbourhoods where they operate.

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