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COVID-19: Kwara Imposes Partial Lockdown

COVID-19: Kwara Imposes Partial Lockdown

Kwara State government on Wednesday imposed a partial lockdown on the state against the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, saying it has commenced same day between midnight and 4:30a.m. till further notice.

The state also said “appropriate use of face masks in public places is mandatory”.

Vice-Chairman of the state Technical Committee on COVID-19, Razak Raji, who spoke with reporters in Ilorin, said: “Concerts, carnivals, and clubbing are not allowed until further notice. Worship centres are not to allow congregations exceeding 50 per cent of the maximum capacity of the venue. This is to allow for physical distancing.

“Other gatherings (formal and informal) exceeding 50 people are disallowed. Therefore, the protocol of ‘No face mask, no entry’ must apply at all public places.”

Raji, who is also the state health commissioner, added that “civil servants are to work from their homes. The only exemptions are essential workers, especially in the health sector. Virtual meetings are encouraged”.

The second wave of the pandemic has been a source of worry for governments in Nigeria, with the federal government rolling out safety measures for citizens to follow and suggesting that a lockdown may follow if things were not brought under control.


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