Ekiti State Government Extends Lockdown By Two Weeks.

Ekiti state Governor, Kayode Fayemi, extended the restriction of movement in the state, by imposing an extended 14 day lockdown in the state.

The Governor made this known today on his twitter page, stressing the need of citizens to stay safe at home in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

From the statement released by the Governor, there will be restrictions on the following activities in the state for the next two weeks:

  1. Restriction of Movement of Persons and Goods.
  2. Closure of Businesses, Oja Oba and Oja Bisi Markets.
  3. Prevention and Prohibition of Gatherings.
  4. Closure of boundaries.
  5. Prohibition of Public transport.

The Governor further stated that the suspension will be called off after the 14 day period. However, these restrictions will be suspended on Thusrday 16 April, and Tuesday 21st April 2020, from 6am to 2pm.

Fayemi also urged citizens to make use of the face mask during the lockdown. Stating that the State Government will be providing additional palliatives to respond both to the immediate crisis and to the severe economic challenges that we must confront in the months ahead.

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