COVID 19: Ekiti bans public gathering, imposes curfew

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Barr. SHarafadeen Abiodun

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi had banned public gatherings of more than 20 people with immediate effect, and imposes curfew from 8.00 pm to 6.00 am in the state until further notice

The State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Mr Akinbowale Omole announced these new guidelines in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday.

He cited the alarming rate at which the second wave of COVID-19 was spreading in Nigeria.

According to him, there is need for the government to be proactive and take decisive steps to secure the citizens from falling prey to the second wave of the pandemic.

He urged the people to continue to observe the Covid-19 protocols and also abide by the curfew and new restrictions placed on public gatherings by the State Government.

Omole added that the curfew placed throughout the State from 8.00 pm to 6.00am will be strictly enforced except people with essential services.

He expatiated that in order to allow religious faithfuls observe their religious worships, the government allows for two services to take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday accordingly and that all these services should not extend beyond 2.00pm on such days
According to NCDC, Ekiti state has 434 cases of COVID-19 as at January 9, 2021.

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