Ekiti Imposes New Restrictions to curb Covid-19 Second Wave


….Worship centres restricted to one service weekly, to operate at half capacity

Workers from GL12 and below to work from home

Schools closed till Jan 18, Vigils, Partying, Clubbing suspended till further notice

The Ekiti State Government has imposed fresh restrictions to safeguard public health following a spike in the cases of COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Kayode Fayemi who reeled out new guidelines to curb the second wave of COVID-19 in a state broadcast on Wednesday evening said the step became necessary to ensure that the situation does not snowball out of control.

Dr. Fayemi said security agencies have been given strict instructions to the taskforce and law enforcement agents to begin aggressive compliance enforcement of the new rules in public places.

Affected by the latest restrictions are worship centres which have been directed to return to one service on worship days of Friday, Saturday and Sunday and they are to do so at half of the sitting capacity of the worship centre.

The Governor directed that schools in the state will remain closed till January 18 while vigils, partying and clubbing are suspended till further notice.

Dr. Fayemi directed that civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below are to stay at home till January 18 when they would be directed on when to resume back at their desks.

Government officials, he noted, are to discourage in-person meetings as much as possible and no government official must been seen in the public without wearing facemasks.
According to him, protocols regarding wedding and burial ceremonies remain in force directing that there should be no crowd in the church auditorium and burial services must be at the graveside only.

Supermarkets, event centres, hotels and bar owners, he added, are to strictly ensure that social distancing measures are put in place and followed accordingly.

The Governor said only half of the full sitting capacity of a facility can be allowed to participate in any ceremony/lprogramme at any point and activities should not exceed 8pm.


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