The Ekiti State Authorities has imposed a curfew from 8.00 pm to six.00am and as effectively banned all gatherings of greater than 20 folks within the state till additional discover.
These restrictions take impact from 5am ofnMonday, January 11, 2021.
The Commissioner for Data and Values Orientation, Hon Akinbowale Omole, introduced these new pointers in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, citing the alarming charge at which the second wave of COVID-19 was spreading in Nigeria and elsewhere as cause for these drastic steps.
He stated there was want for the federal government to be proactive and take decisive steps to safe the residents from falling prey to the second wave of the pandemic that has claimed 1000’s of lives all around the world just lately.
He urged the folks to proceed to look at the COVID-19 protocols strictly and in addition abide by the curfew and new restrictions positioned on public gatherings by the state authorities.
Hon Akinbowale Omole known as on the folks to make sure that they put on their nostril masks correctly, wash their fingers with cleaning soap and use hand sanitizer frequently, in addition to maintain social distance to keep away from contracting the virus.
Omole added that the curfew positioned all through the state from 8.00 pm to six.00 am shall be strictly enforced apart from these that may show that they’re on important companies.
In accordance with the commissioner, there may be additionally a ban on all public gatherings of greater than twenty folks whereas COVID-19 prevention protocol ought to be strictly noticed even in such gatherings.
He expatiated that, to permit faithfuls observe their non secular worships, the federal government permits for 2 companies to happen on Friday, Saturday and Sunday accordingly and that every one these companies mustn’t prolong past 2.00pm on such days.
He re-emphasized that every one worship facilities are anticipated to supply needed services for hand washing, cleaning soap and hand sanitizer on the entrance and infrared thermometers to take worshippers temperature earlier than they’re allowed in for service.
He added that the State COVID-19 Response Committee put in place by Ekiti State Authorities and different related enforcement companies can be going spherical to make sure compliance with these directives and any individual or group of individuals caught violating the rules put in place to curtail the pandemic within the state shall be prosecuted and sanctioned accordingly.
The Data Commissioner known as on all prime authorities functionaries each on the state and native authorities ranges, native authorities chairmen, Kabiyesis and law-enforcement companies not solely to obey COVID prevention protocols themselves, but additionally to observe compliance and report any violation to the COVID-19 Response Taskforce promptly.
Omole assured that Ekiti State Authorities will proceed to do all inside its energy to make sure that this second wave of the pandemic doesn’t have a foothold within the state.