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Fayemi shuts schools in Ekiti, directs civil servants to work from home

Kayode Fayemi, the Governor of Ekiti State

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Friday announced that social, political, religious and family gathering of more than 20 persons has been barred as precautionary measures to stop the spread of CoronaVirus.

Fayemi also announced the closure of all tertiary, public and private schools in the state from Monday, March 23.

He further advised all non-essential workers in private and public sectors (civil and public servants from level 12 and below) to work from home as from Monday.

Only health workers, caregivers, social welfare officers, fire service officers, emergency response officers and security guards in public institutions are allowed to go to their work place.

“Now that we are aware of its presence in our midst, we must leave no stone unturned to make Ekiti State coronavirus (COVID-19) free. We must combat and curtail its spread by ensuring our people are actively involved in the government’s efforts to fight this global pandemic. While the world frantically searches for a cure, our best and the only defense is prevention.”

“All public gatherings of more than 20 persons are prohibited from today, Friday, March 20. These include religious gatherings like worship and prayer services, night vigils, house fellowships, and Asalatu; social gatherings like burials, weddings, family meetings and parties of any kind; political gatherings, like rallies, congresses, ward meetings; night clubs, bars, beer joints, and NYSC CDS meetings among others.”

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