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COVID-19: Ekiti Govt threatens total lockdown

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The Ekiti State government has said it may return the state to a total lockdown over none compliance with the preventive guidelines stipulated by the World Health Organization, WHO, to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The State government said it would have no option than to return to lockdown season if the current recalcitrant attitude of not obeying interstate ban, social and physical distancing, mandatory use of face masks and hand sanitizers, as well as other protocols, should persist.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Muyiwa Olumilua, said this while giving update via a telephone conversation on the COVID-19 situation in Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday,

Olumilua said the Governor of the State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi was also disturbed by the porosity of Ekiti borders, which he said accounted for the upsurge in the number of COVID-19 active cases in the state.

“Governor Kayode Fayemi was not interested in inflicting hardship on Ekiti people and that was responsible for why he reopened economic activities between Monday and Friday.

“As of now, Ekiti has nine active cases, and we are not happy with the ways social distancing, use of sanitizers, face masks and infra-red thermometers were being disobeyed in public places”, he said.

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