Kwara State Government has reversed it's decision to allow markets open for trade on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during total lockdown initially declared.

The Deputy Governor if kwara State and chairman of the COVID-19 technical committee, Kayode Alabi, spoke spoke with newsmen yesterday and said the reversal as to give full effect for the total lockdown of the state which the government announced last Thursday.

The Deputy Governor said marketers can display their products and food items, but are advised to maintain social distancing and improve their hygiene by washing their hands at all times.

"Neighborhood shops may also open between 8am and 12noon from Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. All previously announced restrictions in social and religious gatherings remain in force. For the record, congregational prayers remain banned", he said.

Alabi also said that all forms of vehicular movements by both private owners and commercial vehicles have been banned, adding that only exceptions are the vehicles carrying foodstuffs it conveying workers on essential duty.


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