Business activity will resume on Monday at various locations in Ekiti state from 8am to 6pm: Monday to Friday, while civil servants from grade level 8 to Grade level 17 are to report for work as government reviews the lockdown policy on the prevention and combat of Coronavirus pandemics.
Governor Kayode Fayemi disclosed this in a state-wide broadcast on Sunday.
He disclosed that plans are underway to reopen religious worship centres and state owned public and private schools.
Governor Fayemi said the dusk-to-dawn curfew would resume daily at 8pm and would last till 5.59 am of the following morning.
The address reads in part, “Commencing from tomorrow, June 1, 2020, Ekiti people will now be able to go about their daily activities from Monday to Friday, 6 am to 8 pm in the evening. For the avoidance of doubt, the dusk to dawn curfew will daily resume at 8 pm till 5: 59 am of the following morning.
” Ekiti State public officers on Grade Level 8 and above are to resume for duty from June 1, 2020, while those on Level 7 and below are to remain at home for now.”
“I therefore urge you to willingly submit yourselves for testing when the officials get to your neighborhood.
“This also provides an opportunity for those who might have had symptoms associated with COVID-19 to freely come out for testing at no cost to them,” he said.
On the resumption of religious activity at the various worship centres across the state, the governor assured that religious centres would reopen “very soon” revealing that a committee will be engaging with religious organisations to fashion out a workable protocol.
The workable protocol, he said, will enable religious houses to reopen very soon without jeopardising the lives and health of worshippers.
On the fate of schools in Ekiti, the Governor explained that efforts to reopen them are also ongoing “as the committee set up to appraise the protocols, resources, conditions and modalities for reopening has concluded its work.”