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Osun CJ orders closure of courts, sends staff home over B117 strain of COVID-19

OSUN, Nigeria – The Chief Judge of Osun State, Justice Adepele Ojo has ordered that court staff below level 12 should work from home and courtrooms be shut with immediate effect.

This is coming barely 24 hours after five cases of the deadly B117 strain of COVID-19 were recorded in Osun State.

The Chief Justice in a release signed by the Chief Registrar, M. A Lasisi, authorised all Osun State staff of Judiciary to undergo COVID-19 test immediately.

She ordered all courtrooms and offices where the affected officer is working to be closed down forthwith until further notice.

“Hence, all staff of the Judiciary below Level 12 are hereby directed to stay at, and work from home, to contain the spread of the pandemic.

“All staff affected should stop coming to work with effect from Monday, 1st February 2021.

“Osun State Government is gracious enough to be conducting the tests free of charge,” the statement read.

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