Defy COVID-19 guideline, you face the music – Osun govt warns

The State Government of Osun has announced that it would shut down any market in the state that refuses to comply with the guidelines to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, after the Virtual State Executive Council meeting held on Monday, August 10, 2020, the government expressed concerns over the level of non-compliance in the markets in the state.

Egbemode said: “With the increased efforts of the Enforcement Team, he State Government has noted a significant improvement in the level of compliance with the safety guidelines against COVID-19 among individuals. Unfortunately, our markets remains a source of worry. The government is deeply concerned that our market women and men have largely been non-compliant that the same degree improvement is absent in our markets.

“There has been a lot of advocacies and sensitization programmes about the virus, specifically targeted at market operators, but there has been resistance to the guidelines in that quarter.

“The government has therefore ordered that enforcement be scaled up in the various markets across the State in the next few hours, and where flagrant disregard for safety protocols are observed, such markets should be shut immediately.

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