The Ondo State Government has cancelled crossover services scheduled to hold at midnight of January 1, 2021, in churches over fears of the second wave of COVID-19 in the state.
The government also moved the resumption of students in primary and secondary schools from Monday, January 4, 2020, to January 18, 2020.
The Chairman, Ondo State Inter-Ministerial Committee on Coronavirus, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, declared this while speaking with newsmen in Akure, the state capital on Wednesday.
Fatusi said, “No church service organised in respect of the new year celebration must exceed 10pm until further notice, in line with federal government directive on curfew.
“The government and business offices shall continue to open with strict compliance of COVID-19 precautionary measures; no primary or secondary school in the State shall resume until 18th of January, 2021, markets shall continue operations but with heightened enforcement of COVID-19 precautionary measures.
“Night clubs and relaxation spots must not operate beyond 10pm; picnics can operate but in open space and adherence to COVID-19 protocols; while anybody above 60 years of age or with existing ailment(s) are strongly advised to remain indoor and disengage from joining any social gathering.”