By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Osun State Government has tasked its citizens to take personal responsibility for their safety against the COVID-19 pandemic, irrespective of security measures being relaxed across the country.
Also, the government announced the closure of its Mercyland Isolation Centre, saying that the State was on its way to flattening the curve of the pandemic within its borders.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, at the end of the week’s edition of the State Executive Council meeting, the State Government said that it would intensify the sensitization of its citizens on the government and NCDC approved safety protocols, while citizens are enjoined to take their adherence to the protocols seriously.
The statement read in part: “The government continues to worry about the level of non-compliance of its citizens to the COVID-19 safety protocols in the public space, with more people behaving like COVID-19 is no longer a reality.
“Although the curve seems to be flattening in our State, it is important that we all acknowledge that the State of Osun is not an Island. Our land borders are opened, and that means that people move in and out of the State every day, most of whose COVID-19 status cannot be ascertained.”