The Ekiti State Authorities has prolonged the COVID-19 lockdown and a curfew positioned on motion within the state by two weeks.
Governor Kayode Fayemi gave the order in response to a press release issued on Monday by the Secretary to the State Authorities, Biodun Oyebanji.
The governor nevertheless famous that the renewed lockdown will solely be relaxed on Thursdays to allow folks restock their homes between the hours of six within the morning and two within the afternoon.
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Whereas acknowledging related efforts by the Federal authorities and neighbouring states in curbing the unfold of COVID 19, Governor Fayemi stated the extension is intentionally deliberate.
He additionally introduced the obligatory sporting of facemasks in public locations, promising to make the masks out there for these on important duties whereas bettering on the present palliative efforts.
With the extension, present restrictions stay in pressure alongside the nightfall to daybreak curfew until April 27 when the order will formally expire.