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Ekiti Cancels Monday’s Religious Service Over COVID-19

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  • The state usually holds the service on the first working day of every year.
  • The Governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi, is also confirmed in the statement to have issued a directive that public workers on grade level 12 and below should work from home.
  • The commissioner added that the social distancing and face mask-wearing remained mandatory across the state.

Ekiti State Government has cancelled the customary interdenominational service which it had earlier scheduled to hold on Monday.

The state usually holds the service on the first working day of every year.

This year’s edition was cancelled so as to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

This is according to a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Akin Omole.

The Governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi, is also confirmed in the statement to have issued a directive that public workers on grade level 12 and below should work from home.

Omole also appealed to the people to comply with all laid down protocols to protect themselves from contracting the virus.

The commissioner added that the social distancing and face mask-wearing remained mandatory across the state.

Omole emphasized the importance of avoiding crowds, keeping rooms well-ventilated, using alcohol-based hand sanitizers and regular hand washing.

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