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Ekiti govt extends COVID-19 lockdown by two weeks

The Ekiti State government on Monday ordered an extension of covid-19 lockdown measures until the 27th of April 2020.

In a statement, the government said Governor Kayode Fayemi took the decision after careful consideration and recognition of similar efforts by neighboring states and the Federal government.

According to the statement, residents were advised to abide by all existing measures laid down to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Restrictions placed on movement, public transportation, large gatherings above 20 persons, market activities and boundaries were to be observed accordingly.

The government, however, eased restrictions on movement for Thursday 16th and Tuesday 21st of April 2020 to enable residents re-stock essential goods.

“The state government is grateful for the patience and understanding of Ekiti Kete. The global evidence of the effects of covid-19 is overwhelming. It confirms that the measures we are taking is correct and timely in preventing the devastating effects of this disease on the health and well being of all Ekiti residents. While it is still early to make a definitive analysis of the progression of the disease in Ekiti state, there is sufficient evidence to show that these measures are working” the statement read.

Meanwhile, there is no current case of covid-19 in Ekiti state as the two previous index cases were discharged last week after testing negative.

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