Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has directed all non-essential public and private sectors to work from home, in an effort to curtail spread of the coronavirus disease.
He also ordered the closure of private and public schools.
The order is to take effect starting March 23rd, 2020.
In a statewide broadcast in the state capital, Fayemi also placed a ban on social, political, religious and family gatherings of more than 20 persons.
“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 government’s efforts to fight this global pandemic. While the world frantically searches for a cure, our best and 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.
“The non-essential workers in private and public sectors who should work from home to include civil and public servants from level 12 and below; except essential services like health workers, caregivers, social welfare officers, fire service officers, emergency response officers, and security guards/watchmen in public institutions,” he said.