Akeredolu Bans Operations of Major Market in Ondo

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has banned operations of major markets in Ondo state to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Akeredolu who gave the directive while briefing newsmen at the Government House in Akure, named the affected markets as Ojaoba, Isikan, Iloro, shasha and other equivalent markets in the state.

The governor who decried disobedience of the social and physical distancing directive at the markets, hence the closure as from next week, however, explained that the markets would be allowed to open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The governor also directed that perishable goods such as tomatoes, and pepper would be allowed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Shasha, Iloro and other equivalent markets across the state. 

He further reaffirmed the ban on non-food items and total blockade of the state boundaries where some positive COVID-19 cases came in through.

Mr Akeredolu who disclosed that three members of staff of the State Infectious Hospital Center had contracted Coronavirus, announced special hazard allowances for health workers in the state who were on the front line in the fight against COVID-19

Olorunferanmi Odofin

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