COVID-19: Fayemi Shutdowns Markets

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Dr Kayode Fayemi
Dr Kayode Fayemi

In a bid to curtail the spread of the deadly pandemic coronavirus, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has directed that all none essential commodities markets be closed down from 5 pm Thursday, March 26th, 2020.

Those allowed to open for business are markets for foodstuff, medicine, medical equipment and water.

This action, according to him, is to ensure that that citizens in the state observe the social distancing practice among other measures.

The Governor’s directive was contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode and made available to Journalists In Ado-Ekiti, on Wednesday.

The statement directs all medicine stores that are open to the public to make sure they do not sell or display any other items whatsoever, while those selling foodstuffs should not display or sell anything outside foodstuffs.

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Similarly, the Governor has appealed to commercial drivers and the leadership of NURTW and RTEAN in the state to reduce the outrageous fares being charged commuters, mainly students who have been returning home in their numbers following the closure of schools in the state.

Pharmacy stores are also urged not to hike the prices of essential drugs.

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