The Government of Osun has warned 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.
This contained in a statement on Monday signed by Funke Egbemode, Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osogbo.
According to the commissioner, 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,& that means people move in and out of the State every day, most of whose COVID-19 status cannot be ascertained.
She further that 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. “Frequently wash your hands with soap and running water &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.
She added; the government is also extending an appeal to religious leaders,not to scale down their adherence to the established guidelines,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, she advised.