The Ekiti state government earlier today announced that it generated not less than N2 million from lockdown offenders over fines imposed on more than 100 Ekiti people.
The Ekiti state government speaking through the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-kolade, made this known as she assured residents that the state’s molecular laboratory would become functional by Monday, June 1.
The state government who announced an extension to the lockdown measures on the 29th of April, placed stricter regulations in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The new measures included a daily curfew between 6 pm and 6 am, during which no movement of vehicle or human traffic was permitted, except for verified medical emergencies.
Additionally, business activities has been running only three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm. According to the governor, businesses found not complying with these measures will be shut down for six months. He also declared that the wearing of face masks in public is mandatory, while restrictions on social and religious gatherings remain in place. Those found in breach of these measures may face prosecution in the form of a fine or imprisonment.
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According to Dr. Mojisola Yaya-kolade, she said, “We are still perfecting some regulatory procedure with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, but everything will be finetuned before Monday.