COVID-19: Fayemi Relaxes Lockdown, Asks Civil Servants To Resume In Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has relaxed the lockdown in the state effective Monday, June 1.

In a state-wide broadcast on Sunday evening, Mr Fayemi said residents of the state would now have opportunities to pursue their businesses Mondays through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

He also said that consultations are underway to reopen religious worship centres, schools and big markets in the state.

Also with effect from Monday, public officers on Grade Level 8 and above are to resume for duty while those on Grade Level 7 and below are to remain at home till further notice.

He added that the dusk-to-dawn curfew would resume daily at 8pm and last till 5.59 am of the following morning.

He said: “I therefore urge you to willingly submit yourselves for testing when the officials get to your neighborhood.

“This also provides an opportunity for those who might have had symptoms associated with COVID-19 to freely come out for testing at no cost to them.”

The governor stressed that all Ekiti boundaries would remain on complete lockdown daily pending further review at national level.

On the fate of schools in Ekiti, the governor explained that efforts to reopen them are also ongoing “as the committee set up to appraise the protocols, resources, conditions and modalities for reopening has concluded its work.”

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