Ekiti state relaxes curfew restrictions, give new guidelines for schools and people to follow

Ekiti state relaxes curfew restrictions, give new guidelines for schools and people to follow


Ekiti State Government has announced that the curfew imposed on the state and other restrictions, had been eased.


The curfew which is from 8pm to 6am is now set to begin at 10pm till 6am as a result of school activities and other economic factors.

Mr Akin Omole, the Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, made this known in a statement on Sunday night, that Gov. Kayode Fayemi has approved the development, he also included that the governor has ordered public and private schools in the state to re-open from Monday 18th Jan. 2021.

He included that restrictions placed on the number of religious activities had also been lifted.

Omole added that the restriction of maximum of 20 people in a gathering spaces was also removed to allow half the capacity of venues for events and to maintain two-meter distance in every gathering, limiting all activities to 2 hours maximum to reduce infection rate in the state.


“Government workers on grade Levels 12 and below are still excused from work until further notice,” the statement said.

He also emphasised that the government would not make a second thought to close down any school with problems.


According to him, it is mandatory for everybody to properly wear a nose mask in the sate, adding that it was also very essential to avoid crowds, observe social distance spacing, keep rooms well ventilated, regular handwashing with soap and water, or using alcohol-based sanitizers.

He, however, warned that permits must be taken from the State COVID-19 Taskforce for any events with large crowds, including weddings, funerals, birthdays, and other large social gatherings before the events can hold.

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