Fayemi Extends Lockdown in Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has extended total lockdown in the state for six days and ordered a dusk to dawn curfew every day of the week till further notice as part of measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus in the state.

In a live broadcast, Governor Fayemi banned interstate travel and vowed to prosecute any driver who violates the order while such person might forfeit the vehicle to Government.

He said anyone visiting the state compulsorily would be quarantined for fourteen days and the person would be responsible for his or her upkeep.

Dr Fayemi maintained that the business activities would resume in the state for only three days a week from the hours of seven o’clock in the morning to four o clock in the evening only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting from 4th of May, to allow Artisans fend for their families.

The Ekiti state governor mandated every resident of the state to put on face marks and warned that anyone caught flouting the order would be charged for endangering the lives of the public.

He said that all major markets in Ado-Ekiti should remain closed, while the ban on social groups is still in force and ordered that okada riders should not carry more than a person, taxi three persons and tricycle two passengers.

Governor Fayemi advised the public to always observe the personal hygiene in order to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. 

Oriola Afolabi

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