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Perform Ablution At Home Before Going To Mosque, Abiodun Tells Ogun Muslims

 

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 

ABEOKUTA - The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has told Muslims in Ogun to always take their prayer mats along to mosque and perform their ablution at home before going to mosque for prayer. 


The governor disclosed this on Friday in a press statement issued in Abeokuta by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin. 


The governor said this was parts of decision reached by the committee set up to develop guidelines for reopening of religious centres. 


The governor who lifted the ban on religious activities in the state, equally relaxed the weekend lockdown in the state months after declaring no movement on weekends.


The governor explained that the decision to lift the weekend lockdown is because the worship centres have been open for activities.


Abiodun however said the limitation on social gatherings not exceeding 20 people at any place is still in force.


He said, “let me say that now that our worship centres are open for activities, the restrictions on weekends are lifted, but the limitation on social gatherings not exceeding 20 people at any place at the same time is still very much in force.


“Observation of dusk-to-dawn curfew as directed by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) i.e. between 10.00pm and 4.00am daily.


“Wearing of face masks in the public is compulsory and failure to do so is punishable.


“Only one passenger is still allowed for motorcycles and two passengers only for tricycles. Taxi cabs and buses still have 60% limitation on their carrying capacity and non-adherence attracts sanction.


“The COVID-19 Task Force in markets must continue to ensure physical distancing, availability of hand washing facilities, and use of gloves and facemasks for traders. Decontamination will continue in our markets and other public places.”


The governor however said the process of reopening Gyms, arcades, swimming pools, barber-shops, spas, beauty Salons, public parks and golf courses is in progress.


He further noted that Event centres, bars, casinos, cinemas, and night clubs are still under lockdown.


He added, “Event centres, bars, casinos, cinemas, and night clubs are still under lockdown.


“Restaurants are permitted to provide only take-away services and should also ensure that there are no more than 15 customers at a time with physical distancing measures in place. Guidelines for eat-in services are still being fine-tuned.


“All industries in Ogun State must continue to comply with the “Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for Workplaces in Ogun State to Combat COVID-19” as issued by the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments. Therefore, testing of staff for COVID-19 in all industries in the State must be sustained;


“The Task Force set up to conduct random spot checks on the premises of the industries, restaurants and other business enterprises to confirm compliance is still in operation.”

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