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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: Ekiti State Reopens Religious Centers And Schools

Kayode Fayemi-Led Administration (Ekiti State) has directed Religious Centers in the state to resume services from Friday July 17, 2020, while schools are set to reopen July 20.

Kayode Fayemi-Led Administration (Ekiti State) has directed Religious Centers in the state to resume services from Friday July 17, 2020, while schools are set to reopen July 20.

Kayode Fayemi-Led Administration (Ekiti State) has directed Religious Centers in the state to resume services from Friday July 17, 2020, while schools are set to reopen July 20.

The religious centres are to re-open in line with the agreement reached by the state government and leaders of religious organisations in the state.

The State government urged worshippers and religious leaders to ensure “full compliance with the regulations regarding worship centres, which includes social distancing of 6-feet between worshippers, hand washing and face masks.”

Governor Kayode Fayemi made the announcement in a statewide broadcast on Tuesday June 30, where he also announced plans of reopening schools in the state from July 20. He said;

“However, this might be in phases starting with students in terminal classes SS3, JSS3 and Primary 6 to prepare for their examinations. Other classes will be gradually absorbed as schools meet all requirements to accommodate them safely and responsibly.

“A certificate of Readiness showing that a school has adhered to all the conditions required for school reopening will be issued to all schools before they can reopen.”

He added that the government has embarked on a quick rejuvenation of schools to ensure that basic facilities such as water, sanitiser, soap and other facilities to aid hygienic practices are in place.

The two largest markets in Ado Ekiti – Oja Oba and Bisi Market, will now be open to lock-up shops only, subject to compliance with protocols, Fayemi stated.

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