Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday, signed the Diseases Emergency Prevention Regulations 2020.
This is in a bid to enforce the lockdown order with a view to preventing the spread of coronavirus in the state as the state coronavirus cases jumps to 20 today.
Oyetola noted that he made the prevention order in exercise of the powers conferred on him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and other relevant provisions of the State of Osun Public Health Law.
The law is aimed at preventing and containing the spread of coronavirus anywhere within the territories of Osun State.
Following the signing of the law, anybody who violates the sit-at-home order will be sentenced to six-month imprisonment or an option of a fine upon conviction.
Under the law, transmission or dissemination of false information regarding coronavirus is also an offence and it attracts the same punishment.
“I make the following regulations for the good order, safety, security and public health in the State of Osun.”