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COVID-19: Kwara Government Imposes Partial Lockdown

As a preventive measure against the spread of Corona virus, the Kwara State Government has on Wednesday imposed a partial lockdown across the state.

This was announced by the Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Kayode Alabi during news briefing in Ilorin, the state capital.

According to him, “all motor parks, public transportation including motorcycles, tricycles, buses and taxis are banned from operation effective from Friday morning.”

Mr Alabi added that all social gatherings are banned henceforth and that churches and mosques remain closed.

He, however, noted that only food stores and pharmacies are allowed to open at the market, stressing that eateries are only to sell take away to their customers.

“All hostels and shopping malls must make provision for temperature checking and hygiene, using infrared handheld thermometers and hand sanitisers.” 

The Deputy Governor, who called on residents to remain calm, gave an assurance that security measures are to ensure compliance with the directive and sanctions await anyone caught contravening the rules.

The lock down, according to him, will take effect from 6am on Friday in order to allow people stuck up food and for payment of salary.

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