COVID-19: EKITI STATE GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN SUPERMARKETS, PHARMACIES, AND CLUBS FOR VIOLATING PROTOCOLS
The Ekiti State Government has shut down some supermarkets, pharmacies, and clubs within the State for failing to adhere with COVID-19 protocols.
Bolaji Aluko, Ekiti COVID-19 response Task force coordinator, made the announcement on Sunday, August 16th, 2020.
Aluko said the organisations were closed following inspections on August 14th and August 15th, 2020, by the Ekiti COVID-19 taskforce compliance unit.
The organisations include; Chino Supermarket, Ikere road; Babatola Shopping Complex, Ikere road; NAO Supermarket, Adebayo road, and Beta Life Pharmacy, also on Adebayo road.
Others are Twin Pharmacy, Fajuyi area; Prosperous Club; Bana Place, and a pepper soup joint opposite Ologede police station, beside Queen’s Court.
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“The public is urged to ensure and advise that institutions that serve them obey the simple guidelines of usage of infrared thermometers, functional water/sanitiser stands, mask-wearing by all staff and patrons, and social distancing within the premises,” Aluko said.
Recall that in March 2020, the Federal Government had restricted movement of persons, and ordered a temporary closure of businesses, except emergency and essential services, and schools in order to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), as of August 17th, 2020, Ekiti has 204 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Of the 206 cases, 98 recoveries have been made, and 3 deaths have been recorded.
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