Nigerian State Imposes 8 pm to 6 am curfew
Ekiti state government announces 8pm to 6am curfew
Amid fears of the second wave of COVID-19, the Ekiti government put a curfew on the area.
– This was announced by Akinbowale Omole, the Information and Values Orientation Commissioner,
– The curfew will take effect from Monday, 11 January, according to Omole.
Much like many other states in Nigeria, the Ekiti state government has taken positive measures to protect people’s lives.
A statement posted on the State Government’s Twitter handle @ekitistategov suggested that on Monday, January 11, the curfew would commence from 8 pm to 6 am.
On Sunday, January 10, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, the Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Hon Akinbowale Omole, made the announcement.
Ekiti’s government placed a curfew on the state on Sunday, January 10. Image credit: @kfayemi @kfayemii
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As the justification for announcing a curfew, Omole cited the alarming pace at which the second wave of COVID-19 is spreading.
In addition to limiting travel, the southwestern state also prohibited all gatherings of more than 20 people until further notice.
The commissioner went on to note that in an attempt to protect the people from falling prey, the government was compelled to take preventive measures.
He urged the Ekiti people to follow the protocols of COVID-19, such as wearing nose masks, washing hands with soap, using hand sanitizer on a regular basis, and maintaining social distance.
Data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) at the time of this report indicates that there were 434 cases and seven deaths in Ekiti state.