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Ekiti Govt. to Prosecute Violators of COVID-19 Preventive Guidelines

Ekiti state government is set to prosecute anyone who violates the guidelines to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

Some of the guidelines include: prohibition of public gathering, social distancing, compulsory use of facemask, hand washing at public places, not more than twenty people at a burial, total lockdown from seven o’clock in the evening till six o’clock in the morning, prohibition of interstate travelling, taxi drivers should carry three passengers, while okada riders should not take more than one passenger at a time among others.

The State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Gbenga Agbeyo stated this in Ado-Ekiti at a press briefing jointly addressed by the Committee on COVID-19 in the State.

Mr. Agbeyo who maintained that any motorist or motorcyclist caught violating the rules might forfeit such to government with the option of fine, noted that those who failed to use facemask would be charged for endangering human health.

The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Mojisola Yahaya-Kolade in her contribution encouraged residents to always use the facemask properly in order to prevent health disaster.

Dr. Yahaya Kolade who emphasized the need for everyone in the society to always think first on how to protect themselves and desist from staying in  overcrowded areas, said that the virus could easily spread among people in large gathering.

Oriola Afolabi

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