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Lockdown: Security agents will search the interior of vehicles – Ekiti Govt.

Henceforth security agents will search the interiors of all vehicles conveying food items, beverages constriction materials, agricultural products, pharmaceuticals and medical materials coming in and going out of Ekiti State.

In a statement in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State Deputy Governor Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi said security personnel were empowered to scrutinize the goods being brought into the state in a bid to look out for persons who might be hiding to enter illegally.

Otunba Egbeyemi urged the people of the state to be more security conscious in their various localities and report strange faces or movements they notice in their areas to security agents for prompt action.

The Deputy Governor noted that most of the COVID-19 cases recorded in Ekiti State were caused by non-residents who sneaked into the state in violation of the orders of the government and appropriate authorities.

He reiterated the determination of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi administration to protect all residents from being infected with the Coronavirus, hence the need to block all illegal entries into the state.

Meanwhile, Ekiti State Government has frowned at the noncompliance p to social distancing by people to prevent the spread of Covid 19.

The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Mojisola Yahaya-Kolade made this known during a press briefing in Ado Ekiti.

Dr Yahaya-Kolade, who stressed that social distancing from each other was part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 among the people in the communities, said that failure to comply would compel the Government to impose another total lockdown in the state.

The commissioner said that anyone whose temperature exceeded thirty eight degree Celsius would require the attention of the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control NCDC to know the health condition.

Speaking on security, the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Gbenga Agbeyo said that the Ekiti State Taskforce on COVID-19 would be monitoring the activities in the banking institutions, okada riders, and commercial drivers, among others to ensure that people comply with government’s directives.

He said that henceforth, anyone caught flouting government’s order would be prosecuted, irrespective of status.

Oriola Afolabi

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