One hour after President Muhammadu Buhari’s new directives, Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi, Monday night, announced similar but stricter instructions to the people of the State.
Just like the President’s curfew order and extension of the lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun for six days, Fayemi made the same declaration in a 9 pm broadcast.
He said in reviewing the State’s lockdown, government actions must be cautious, gradual, deliberate, very firm, and as advised by the medical and scientific experts at the frontline.
The Governor stated that there shall now be a 6 pm–6am curfew daily until further notice and that no movement of a vehicle or human traffic whatsoever will be allowed except for verified medical emergencies.
He said the current lockdown ending today Monday has been extended for another six days until 23:59 hours on May 3 and that all conditions and exemptions remained in force.
Business activities will resume for only 3 days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) from the hours of 7 am–4 pm only, to allow the self-employed to earn some income to feed their families and not totally wait for government palliatives.
Urging citizens to observe social distancing, hand washing, and wearing of masks at all times, Fayemi said businesses must provide liquid soap and running water for handwashing while supermarkets should not have more than 10 persons at any time in their store.
Source: News update