COVID19: Ekiti state government imposes curfew and bans public gathering of quite twenty

As part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID19 within the state during the second wave of the pandemic, the Ekiti state government has imposed a curfew from 8.00 pm to 6.00 am and also banned all gatherings of more than twenty people within the state until further notice. These restrictions take effect Monday 6 am January 11, 2021.

The Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Akinbowale Omole, announced these new guidelines in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, January 10. Omole said there's a necessity for the govt to be proactive and take decisive steps to secure the citizens from falling prey to the second wave of the pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives all over the world recently.

He urged the people to still observe the Covid-19 protocols strictly and also abide by the curfew and new restrictions placed on public gatherings by the government .

Omole added that the curfew placed throughout the State from 8.00 pm to 6.00 am will be strictly enforced aside from people who can prove that they're on essential services. consistent with the Commissioner, there's also a ban on all public gatherings of more than twenty people while Covid-19 prevention protocol should be strictly observed even in such gatherings.

He stated that, to allow faithfuls to look at their religious worships, the government allows for two services to take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday accordingly and that all these services shouldn't extend beyond 2.00 pm on such days.

He re-emphasized that all worship centers are expected to provide necessary facilities for hand washing, soap, and hand sanitizer at the doorway and infra-red thermometers to take worshippers’ temperature before they're allowed in for service.

He added that the State Covid-19 Response Committee put in situ by Ekiti state government and other relevant enforcement agencies would be going round to make sure compliance with these directives and any individual or group of persons caught violating the rules put in situ to curtail the pandemic within the state will be prosecuted and sanctioned accordingly.

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