COVID-19: EKSG Harps On Avoiding Large Gatherings

Ekiti State Government Task Force has warned the general public to adhere strictly to the ban on large gatherings in the State to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease.

The Task Force in a Public Notice released and signed by the Commissioner for Information, Muyiwa Olumilua on Wednesday, stated that: "The Ekiti State Taskforce on COVID-19 wishes to inform the general public, that the distribution of palliatives today around Dallimore area in Ado Ekiti, which resulted in a
large crowd gathering, was not at the instance of Ekiti State Government".

The programme was discontinued by the Taskforce, when the report of an uncontrollable crowd at the venue of the event reached the State Government.

"While the Taskforce appreciates and welcomes such support from well-meaning Ekiti citizens and organisations, we however reiterate that Mr. Governor's directives on large gatherings and physical distancing must be strictly adhered to, and violators will not be
spared under the law.

"We therefore urge NGOs, well meaning citizens, philanthropists, and Associations, that have plans of supporting the people with pallitives, to ensure compliance with the government ban on large gatherings, and must pay adequate attention to basic personal protective materials such as gloves, face masks, and maintaining social distancing to avoid spreading the virus unconsciously," the statement read.


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