Ekiti State Government has extended the COVID-19 lockdown and the curfew placed on movement in the State by two weeks.
The State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, gave the order in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, on Monday, April 13, 2020.
The Governor noted that the renewed lockdown will only be relaxed on Thursdays to enable people restock their houses between the hours of 6a.m and 2p.m.
While acknowledging similar efforts by the Federal Government and neighbouring States in curbing the spread of Coronavirus, Governor Fayemi said the extension is deliberately planned.
He also announced the compulsory wearing of facemasks in public places, promising to make the masks available for those on essential duties while improving on the current palliative efforts.
With the extension, existing restrictions remain in force alongside the dusk to dawn curfew till April 27, 2020, when the order will officially expire.