Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew from 8pm to 6am in the State beginning from Monday, January 11, 2021.
In addition to the curfew, the government also placed a ban on all gatherings of more than 20 people in the state until further notice.
The new restrictions were announced by the Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Akinbowale Omole, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on Sunday.
Omole said the new measures became necessary following the recent surge in the spread of the virus, adding that there’s a need for government to be proactive and take decisive steps to secure the citizens in the second wave of the pandemic.
For religious worship, Omole said the government allows for two services to take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday accordingly and must not extend beyond 2pm.
He advised citizens of the state to follow COVID-19 protocols by wearing their nose masks properly, wash their hands with soap, use hand sanitizer regularly and maintain social distancing.