OYOGist.com has learned that as parts of measures to check the spread of coronavirus, Ekiti state government has banned gatherings above 20 persons and directed all schools from primary to tertiary level be closed indefinitely.
Governor of the state, Dr Kayode Fayemi gave the directive during a state wide broadcast said civil servants from level twelve below are to work from home except those on essential duty.
Fayemi explained that the steps were necessary to check the further spread of the virus in the interest of the citizens.
Fayemi advised citizens to wash their hands regularly with liquid soap under running water multiple times everyday to avoid virus transfer adding that public places must provide hand washing implements at the entrance and exit of their facility with immediate effect.
“Market men and women must practice hand washing under running water with liquid soap at least six times a day in their stalls. This is to minimize the transfer of virus picked up in the process of buying and selling.
“Citizens visiting markets must ensure they wash their hands with soap under running water as soon as they leave the market before they get home.
Unnecessary travels in and out of Ekiti State is hereby discouraged at this time. While we cannot totally shut down the state, we must minimize unnecessary traffic especially from out-of-state, so we can protect our citizens from further importation of the virus and also protect the rest of the country by minimizing the exportation of any virus which may be present in Ekiti State.”
He added that the isolation center has been equipped with necessary facilities needed by health officials and patients.
According to him, a team from UNICEF and Centre for Diseases Control have reached Ekiti state to support the Covid-19 task force in Ekiti state.