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COVID-19: Ekiti Govt Imposes Curfew



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Governor Kayode Fayemi-led has imposed a curfew from 8 pm to 6 am in Ekiti State.

The state government also banned all gatherings of more than 20 people in the state until further notice.

The restrictions take effect from Monday, January 11, 2021.

The development was disclosed on Sunday by the Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Hon Akinbowale Omole, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

Omole noted that the decision was reached due to increase in COVID-19 cases.

He further stated there is need for the state government to prevents it’s people from the second wave of the pandemic.

The Commissioner called on people of the state to follow COVID-19 protocols by wearing their nose masks properly, wash their hands with soap, use hand sanitizer regularly and maintain social distancing.

He added that the curfew will be strictly enforced, and only people who are on essential services will be exempted.

He said gatherings which have now been restricted to 20 people are also to follow COVID-19 protocols.

Omole while speaking on the issue affecting worship centres, said government permits two services to take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday accordingly and must not extend beyond 2pm.

He noted that the religious centres must take the temperature of worshippers and must also provide soap for washing of hands and also hand sanitisers.

The Commissioner said compliance to the directives will be enforced by the State Covid-19 Response Committee.

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