Osun State Government has expressed worry following spike of Covid-19 cases it has recorded daily.
It has, therefore, imposed fines on worship centres, hotels, bars and club houses that refuse to adhere to safety protocols and guidelines.
A statement by the Deputy Governor, who is also the Chairman, COVID-19 Task Force, Mr. Benedict Alabi, noted that hotels, clubs and bars that flout COVID-19 safety protocols shall be closed and fined N250,000 before they can be reopened.
He said defaulting worship centres shall be closed and fined N100,000 before they can reopen, adding that private hospitals caught treating COVID-19 patients shall have their establishments shut and the owners’ practising licences withdrawn.
Alabi said: “With effect from tomorrow (today), the state government 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.
“Individuals who flout the safety protocols of the 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.”