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Ekiti State places Curfew, 8pm to 6am, ban more than 20 people gatherings

The Ekiti State Government lead by Ayode Fayemi has places a curfew from 8pm to 6am also banned all gatherings of more than 20 people in the state until further notice. 

This directives were a on Sunday by the Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Hon Akinbowale Omole, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. 

Omole said the restrictions take effect from Monday, January 11, 2021, citing the spread of COVID-19 as the reason for the new measures.

He advised citizens of the state to follow COVID-19 protocols by wearing their nose masks properly, wash their hands with soap, use hand sanitizer regularly and maintain social distancing. 

"The curfew will be strictly enforced, adding that only those who are on essential services will be exempted.

"Gatherings which have now been restricted to 20 people are also to follow COVID-19 protocols. 

"Concerning religious worship, the government allows for two services to take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday accordingly and must not extend beyond 2pm. 

"Worship centres must take the temperature of worshippers and must also provide soap for washing of hands and also hand sanitisers."

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