Covid 19: Ekiti Shut Markets

.…. Warns Drivers, Pharmacy Against Hiking Prices 

Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has directed that all markets in the state that do not sell essential commodities such as foodstuff, medicine, medical equipment and water be closed down effective 5.00 pm Thursday, March 26th, 2020

The governor’s step is in a bid to curtail the spread of the dreaded coronavirus (Covid-19) in the state by ensuring that citizens observe the social distancing practice, among others.

Fayemi in a statement signed by hiChief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti, on Wednesday 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 food stuffs should not display or sell anything outside food stuffs.

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.

Meanwhile members of the public are reminded of the ban on gatherings that are above 20 persons either for social, communal or religious purposes as a monitoring and enforcement taskforce has been dispatched across the state. 

The Governor urged all citizens in the state to join hands with the government and its agencies in the collective war against the pandemic.