As to take effect by 6 am on Monday, January 11 2021, Ekiti State Government has imposed a curfew from 8.00 pm to 6.00 am as well a ban on all gatherings of more than twenty persons in the state until further notice.
Hon Akinbowale Omole, Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation made this known in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday. These new regulations were given as drastic steps to curtail the disturbing rate of the coronavirus second wave spread.
He further explained the need for the government to make important decisions to protect its citizens, urging citizens to adhere strictly to all Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions for public gatherings.
He also added that the curfew will exclude those that can prove that they are on essential services.
Omole stressed that, to allow people to observe their religious worships, the government allows for two services to take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday accordingly and that all these services should not extend beyond 2.00 pm on such days. The worship centres are, nonetheless, required to provide all things necessary for washing hands, checking temperature, etc and to observe social distancing.
He also added that the State Covid-19 Response Committee put in place by the government other relevant enforcement agencies will be going around to checkmate compliance and defaulters will be sanctioned.
He concluded by assuring citizens that Ekiti State Government will do everything in its power to make sure that the second wave of the coronavirus will not pull any stunt.