COVID-19: Ekiti Cancels Christmas Carols

As the scourge of the dreaded coronavirus begin to bite harder in Ekiti state, the government has cancelled the celebration of Christmas carol in the state.

The state also makes compulsory wearing of face mask and maintenance of social distancing in all public mandatory.

in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation in the state, Mr. Wale Omole, said ”Ekiti State Government has noted with grave concern the spate of upsurge in the spread of second wave of COVID-19 pandemic ravaging theentire globe, most especially the recent development concerning thepandemic in most states of the federation including our dear state, Ekiti”

“The State has therefore decided to tighten all loose ends and guard against the spread of the virus by urging all Ekiti residents to comply with COVID-19 protocols during the yuletide season”

“To this effect, the government has decided to cancel some of the conventional celebrations and festivities associated with the celebration of Christmas and New Year period such as Carol Service and Children’s Party where gathering of people are usually involved”

“However, the usual New Year Inter-denominational prayer programme will still hold but in strict compliance and accordance with the COVID-19 protocols'”

“Those organizing parties and ceremonies are therefore enjoined to always liaise with the State COVID-19 Response Resources Mobilization Committee before embarking on such events”

The statement further added that the government will continue to do all within its reach in ensuring that the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic is curtailed and eradicated from the state.

Omole however make it known in the statement that the use of face masks has now become mandatory to all and sundry, while anyone caught treating this directive with impunity may be sanctioned accordingly.


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