Second Wave: Ekiti Imposes Curfew, bans Gathering of More Than 20 Persons

Following upsurge in the second wavesoc pandemic, the Ekiti State Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew between 8pm and 6am in the state which would take effect from Monday night, July 11, 2021.

The State’s Information Commissioner, Hon. Akin Omole who made this known in a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday evening, announced ban on gatherings of more than 20 persons.

Omole explained that the new guidelines was necessitated by the need to forestall the further spread of Covid-19 pandemic, stressing that the dusk-to-dawn curfew would be strictly enforced except for people providing essential services.

He reiterated government’s commitment to safety and well-being of the people, adding that Governor Kayode Fayemi gave the new guidelines to protect Ekiti residents from falling prey to the second wave of the pandemic.

He noted the need for the people to strictly observe the Covid-19 protocols and comply with new restrictions placed on large gatherings, warning that any defaulters would face the wrath of the law.

Omole stressed the need for residents to properly wear nose masks, wash their hands with soap and use hand sanitizer regularly, as well as keep social distance to avoid contacting the virus.

He called on top government officials both at the State and Local Government levels, Local Government Chairmen, traditional rulers and law enforcement agencies to monitor compliance and promptly report any violation to the Covid-19 Response Taskforce.

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