REVIEWED EKITI STATE DIRECTIVES ON COVID19 {FULL DETAILS}


REVIEWED EKITI STATE DIRECTIVES ON COVID19


Commencing from June 1, 2020, Ekiti people will now be able to go about their daily activities from Monday to Friday, 6am to 8pm in the evening.

The dusk to dawn curfew will daily resume at 8pm till 5: 59 am of the following morning.
As part of steps leading to the reopening of the schools, I have directed the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology to commence a stakeholders’ engagement, including teachers, parents, vendors, school administrators & school owners, immediately, for a common position Science on the best way to manage the situation.
This is without prejudice to what may be decided subsequently at the national level in respect of school reopening.
A similar committee will be engaging with the religious organisations to fashion out a workable protocol that will enable the religious houses to reopen very soon without jeopardising the lives and health of worshippers.
I like to reiterate that the ban on social gathering on account of religious, educational, political or any reasons whatsoever, remains in force until the ongoing consultations are concluded.
Ekiti Kete, as we enter another phase in the fight against the invisible but lethal enemy, there is, even now, a greater demand on all of us to take personal responsibility.
While government will not shirk its responsibility of ensuring the lives of the people are protected, we cannot afford to be complacent or fatalistic about the pandemic.
We have been fortunate so far not to have experienced mass infections and fatalities as seen in other parts of the world where medical know-how, technology and resources are much better, but we should not stretch our luck beyond the elastic limit by being complacent, especially now that more people will be tested in Ekiti State.

We must never trivialise the danger that COVID-19 continues to pose to us. We must ensure we do not have a reversal of fortune.
We cannot afford a community infection that could easily overwhelm our medical capacity and return us to another round of stay-at-home with even more stringent measures.
I therefore want to reiterate that the protocols about personal hygiene, hand-washing, use of alcohol-based hand-sanitizer, physical and social distancing, use of face masks must continue to be observed, while our state boundaries remain shut.
Our public transport operators must continue to comply with the protocols guiding their operations. Government will be very hard on offenders, because to whom much is given much is expected.
As I conclude this broadcast, I would like to express my immense appreciation to our frontline medical personnel, taskforce team, security agents & the general public. We are also indebted to the esteemed Members of the COVID-19 Response Resource Mobilisation Committee (RRMC), under the chairmanship of Prince Julius Adeluyi-Adelusi for their tremendous contribution to the fight. We owe them immeasurable appreciation for the procurement of the Mobile Molecular Laboratory and other critical interventions that the Committee has provided.
We also grateful to the Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID), under the chairmanship of Alhaji Aliko Dangote for their contribution and donation to the State.
We also appreciate the great work being done by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the hardworking team at the National Centre for Disease Control, under the leadership of Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu.