A statement by Mr Wole Oyebamiji, Secretary to the State Government, on Wednesday in Osogbo, however, said that teachers, health workers and other workers on essential services, irrespective of grade, were exempted from the directive.
The SSG also said that vigils and crusades are banned till further notice, while no religious gatherings should exceed two hours per time.
Oyebamiji said no social events should hold forthwith without the approval from the government.
He said eateries, restaurants, joints and bars should operate at 50 per cent capacity and ensure adequate physical distancing of customers.
Oyebamiji also said that “no face mask, no entry” policy must be enforced in every eatery, restaurant, joint and bar. Operators and attendants must also wear face mask at all times.
“Any hotel, event centre, mall, joint or business that is found flouting the safety directives will be sealed, and will only be reopened upon the payment of a fine of N 250,000,
“Churches and mosques found flouting the safety directives will he sealed, and will only be reopened upon the payment of a fine of N50,000.
“With immediate effect, the state is increasing its testing capacity across all local government areas.
He said parents and guardians should continue to ensure their children and wards comply with the safety protocols against COVD-19, especially the use of nose mask/face shield and regular washing of their hands.
“Children must also be cautioned against unsafe practices such as shaking hands, hugging, sharing of materials and personal effects, visiting crowded spaces, etc.
“School owners, headteachers and principals will be held responsible for any infraction,” he said.
Oyebamiji said no motorcycle should carry more than two persons, including the rider, while mini-buses should not carry more than five persons, including the driver.
“If these guidelines are not strictly adhered to, or if the number of confirmed cases keeps climbing, the state government will be left with no choice than to impose a lockdown.