Ondo state government has said there will be no service in Churches to mark the ceoss over night.
Speaking at a press briefing in Akure, on Wednesday, Chairman, Ondo State Inter-ministerial Committee on Coronavirus and Vice Chancellor, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi said no church service organised in respect of the New Year celebration must exceed 10pm.
Fatusi said the state is working to ensure it records no substantial case during the second wave of the pandemic.
He also argued that the stand of the state is in line with federal government directive on curfew.
Prof. Fatusi said government and business offices would remain open but with strict compliance of COVID-19 precautionary measures adding that markets would also continue operations but with heightened enforcement of COVID-19 precautionary measures.
Fatusi warned night clubs and relaxation spots not to operate beyond 10pm and advised anybody above 60 years of age or with existing ailments to remain indoor and disengage from joining any social gathering.
He said the state would begin strict enforcement of the law that guides against the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the state from January 2021.
Fatusi said the law provided for three months imprisonment or payment of twenty thousand naira fine or both for offenders.
Acting Commissioner for Health and Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Hon. Jibayo Adeyeye, appealed to the media to cooperate with the government in its bid to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the state.