The Kwara State government on Wednesday announced measures to curtail the spread of COVID- 19 in the state by ordering civil servants to work from homes and shut social centres.
Kayode Alabi, State Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19 who made this known at a press briefing in Ilorin said only essential workers, particularly in the health sector are exempted while encouraging virtual meetings.
Alabi, equally informed that there will be partial lock down of the state from 12: am to 4:30 am starting from Thursday, 24th December 2020.
Represented by Raji Razaq, state Commisssioner for health, the deputy governor pointed out that the use of face mask in public places is mandatory for every residents of the state.
Alabi explained that the state government has banned all carnivals, and Clubbing, adding that worship centers should reduce congratulations to 50 percent to ensure social distancing, saying other gathering whether formal or informal exceeding 50 percent are not allowed.
The deputy governor noted that a task force has been put in place to ensure compliance with all COVID-19 safety guidelines, adding that transporters are to enforce all COVID-19 protocols, including proper use of face mask by drivers and passengers as appropriate sanctions will be applied to defaulters.