The Osun State Government has rolled out punitive measures against Mosques, Churches, Clubs, Hotels that defaulted on COVID-19 measures put in place by the government.
The CORONA VIRUS dreaded disease confirmed cases is on the increase in recent days in spite of all the measures put in place by the state government under the leadership of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
In a Public Announcement made available to SOJ WORLDWIDE ONLINE NEWS, the government issued penalties to various stakeholders which include churches and mosques, bars, clubs and others.
According to the announcement, any defaulters risk closures and payments of fines ranging from N100,000 to N250,000.
Starting from Monday, August 3, 2020 the punitive measures with Mobile Courts will commence operations.
Public Service Announcement
COVID-19: Osun rolls out fines for defaulters
*Hotels/bars/clubs-N250,000 , Churches, Mosques-N100,000
With effect from Monday, August 3, 2020, the State Government of Osun will begin enforcement of stronger punitive measures which will include the deployment of Mobile Courts, imposition of fines on defaulters and more stringent enforcement exercises by the Joint Task Force.
Hotels, clubs and bars that flout COVID-19 safety protocols shall be closed and fined N250,000 before they can be reopened. Defaulting worship centres shall be closed and fined N100,000 before they can reopen. Private Hospitals caught treating COVID-19 patients shall have their establishments shut and the owners’ practising license withdrawn
Individuals who flout the safety protocols of the State Government, after being tried, shall be sentenced to community service. Motorcycles that exceed approved loading capacity shall be seized and fined N2,000. Buses and mini-buses that violate the approved loading capacity shall be seized and fined N5,000.
Having examined the rising figures of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State in recent times, the State Government of Osun is worried that in spite of the various measures taken to ensure the safety of its citizens, some individuals and institutions have continued to aid the spread of the virus through their flagrant disregard for government’s guidelines.
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