COVID-19 : Ekiti threatens return of Total lockdown

Ekiti government has warned that it might cancel the current relaxed lockdown over the disobedience by residents to the rules outlined to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

It also said the state government was not ready to reopen shut schools until there was convincing evidence that pupils, students and their teachers would be safe.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua, made these known in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday while giving an update on the COVID- 19 pandemic in the state.

He said government was no longer comfortable with the carefree manner that residents had been conducting themselves since it relaxed the lockdown a couple of weeks ago.

The commissioner threatened a return to total lockdown in the state except there was change in attitude by residents.

On reopening of schools, Olumilua said a committee comprising government officials, Parents Teachers’ Association and proprietors of schools was being mulled by Gov. Kayode Fayemi to evolve recommendations that could facilitate easy return of students to schools.

”We are not in a hurry to reopen schools because we know that we have to provide all necessary facilities like running water, hand sanitisers and infrared thermometers in all schools in order not to endanger the lives of our pupils”

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