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Ekiti Govt. Warns Against Non-Compliance of Residence to COVID-19 Rules

Ekiti State Government says it will not hesitate to close any public or commercial institution that fails to observe all rules laid down to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

The Secretary to Ekiti State Government and Chairman, Ekiti state Committee on the Containment of COVID-19, Mr Biodun Oyebanji made this known in a statement in Ado-Ekiti.

Mr Oyebanji who explained that the guidelines were consciously put in place to ensure a healthy and virus free society, maintained that anyone caught violating the rules would prosecuted for willfully endangering public health.

While noting that the guidelines would be reviewed on weekly basis to evaluate the level of compliance, Mr. Oyebanji said it was compulsory for commercial banks and other institutions provide hand sanitizers to their workers and customers, limit number of customers to maintain social distancing and ensure mandatory use of face-masks.

He warned that beer parlors, club, bars and social gardens were to remain closed, saying that anyone caught in a beer parlor would be prosecuted, both operator and customers.

Oriola Afolabi

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