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Ekiti Reopens Schools August 10, Religious Centres August 14



Governor Kayode Fayemi

Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Ekiti State Government on Wednesday announced that final year students in both public and private schools across the state would resume on Monday, August 10.

Governor Kayode Fayemi during a statewide broadcast also announced that religious centres would be reopened on Friday, August 14 for Muslims and Saturday, August 15 for Christians.

Fayemi said resumption date for JSS 3 students and Primary 6 pupils would be communicated later.

He said, “The Task Force leadership have told me that many religious worship centres are now ready and should be able to reopen for service according to the established protocols from August 14, 2020.

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“I want to appeal to religious centres as moral agents and institutions reputed for discipline.

“They must ensure the jointly agreed protocols are adhered to, to protect lives of worshipers as they go about their activities from August 14, 2020.

“Key aspects of the protocols include but are not limited to the following: fumigation of the worship centres and their surroundings, maintenance of social distancing of six-feet apart during worship, provision of infrared thermometer, provision of hand sanitizers and ensuring the windows and doors are wide open.

“The protocols also implicate that there should be no multiple services, and services must be concluded within two hours while children below 12 years of age and elderly people above 65 are not allowed to attend services or Salat until further notice. An attendance register must be provided by each worship centre to record attendance.

“For the avoidance of doubt, only Friday Jumat for Muslims, Saturday Sabbath for Adventists and Sunday Services for other Christians denominations are allowed. Weekly and vigil services are not to hold in the meanwhile. Similarly, all traditional worships of festivals that demand large gathering of devotees are suspended until further notice.”

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