Ekiti Govt Reinforces Restrictions Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases


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A file picture of a healthcare employee holding a COVID-19 check equipment. TARSO SARRAF / AFP

 

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has introduced the reinforcement of COVID-19 restrictions, following the rise within the variety of constructive circumstances within the state.

Recently, the state recorded 85 circumstances in 5 days.

In a press release on Tuesday, Governor Fayemi was anxious concerning the impact of the COVID-19 third wave. But he vowed that the state wouldn’t go away something to probability.

“In the month of July, we recorded 95 circumstances, and we now have now recorded 85 circumstances within the first week of August. 85 circumstances in simply 5 days.

“We are obviously experiencing the third wave with more cases than we experienced in the second wave in March 2021,” the governor declared.

Consequently, he introduced that every one public gatherings ought to observe the earlier rule of restriction to 50 individuals at most.

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A screenshot taken on March 27, 2021, reveals Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, throughout an interview on Channels Television’s Hard Copy.

 

“Our religious gatherings in the state would be with temporary restrictions starting from Friday, August 13, 2021, for Muslims and Sunday, August 15, 2021, for Christians,” the governor stated.

“All gatherings must be held in strict and full compliance with the regulations regarding worship centres which include social distancing of six-feet between worshippers, hand washing, and face masks.”

He additionally spelled out the principles for different gatherings.

Fayemi stated faculties have to be fumigated and gave an assurance that the federal government would take supply of extra doses of COVID-19 vaccines and intensify testing.

“I have also approved the sensitization and screening of teachers for Covid-19 upon resumption,” he disclosed. “All efforts to ensure safe school reopening will be put in place before school resumption.”

The governor requested all residents to stick to the principles of hand washing, use of face masks, and different present protocols as prescribed.

According to him, members of the state’s activity pressure will go spherical to evaluate the extent of compliance with a view to bringing defaulters to e-book.

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