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Osun govt. closes major markets, limits vehicles’ boarding capacity

Ademola Adeshina

The Osun State Government, on Thursday, announced the closure of major markets with effect from Friday, March 27, while also limiting the boarding capacity of vehicles operating within the State as part of the ongoing measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, the state government announced that all markets in the state, including Orisumbare, Ajegunle spare parts market and Ayegbaju market would be shut with effect from Friday.

The statement further announced that all shopping malls would also be shut, except for their pharmaceutical, foods and medical needs outlets.

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Speaking on transportation within the State, the SSG said, “All motorcycles henceforth will carry only one passenger, while all mini buses will carry only four passengers with one passenger in front, one in the middle and two at the back seat”.

The statement also announced the closure of the land borders into the state with effect from Saturday, March 28.

In another development, the state government advised all returnees from the United Kingdom, the United States of America and other countries marked as high risk countries, who returned to the state in the last two weeks, to call the state’s emergency number – 293 – for instructions on how to stay safe.