Ekiti state government has shifted the date for the reopening of worship centres from today July 17 to August 4.

Governor Kayode Fayemi had during his recent broadcast announced that worship centres would be allowed to reopen as from today for Muslims, Saturday and Sunday for Christians.

In a statement in Ado Ekiti, the Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade made it clear that the shifting of the dates was to enable worship centres to meet the conditions set out by government.

She directed all the worship centres to fumigate their premises which would be ascertained by the Environmental Health and Sanitation Departments of various councils before they would be issued certificates of fumigation by the Ministry of Environment at no cost.

Dr Yaya-Kolade stated that worship centres would only be allowed to open once in a week for maximum of two hours while each place of worship must provide an infrared thermometer for the checking of the temperatures of members at the entrance.

The Commissioner for Health however said government had exempted children between one and twelve years as well as people above the age of sixty five from worship centres.

She noted that government took all these steps to prevent worshippers from contracting Coronavirus in Ekiti state.

Amos Ogunrinde


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