The Osun State House of Assembly has said residents of the state would not be allowed access into the Assembly complex without using a face mask.
The Osun State House of Assembly also revealed that the use of face mask is compulsory for workers of the House of Assembly.
According to the speaker, Hon Timothy Owoeye, wearing a face mask helps to curb the spread of coronavirus and this will prevent those who unknowingly have the virus from transmitting it to others.
He added that this move is compulsory to safeguard the state parliamentarians who have resumed full legislative activities with essential staffs after the lockdown.
His words, “As we are all aware that the assembly has resumed fully for legislative activities with very few senior cadres of workers in spite of the ravaging coronavirus, this was borne out of the need to support the government in the fight against the pandemic.
“The lead agenda of the 7th assembly is quality legislation that will impact the lives of Osun people, in other to assuage the fear of people contracting the virus while we resumed, it has become imperative that everyone coming to the assembly must wear a face mask. It is going to be, “No face mask, no entry”.
“It is the resolution of the assembly that if everybody wears a face mask, we will be mutually protecting each other. Wearing a face covering is just one additional step that we can take to stop the spread of the virus, but it is not a replacement for other important protective measures, such as washing hands and social distancing”.