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COVID-19: Ekiti govt orders closure of markets

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In a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus in Ekiti State, Governor Kayode Fayemi Wednesday ordered the closure of all non-essential commodities markets in the state effective Thursday.

The governor said in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, the markets that would be allowed to open for business are those dealing in foodstuff, medical equipment, and water.

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He said the move would allow the people of the state to observe the government’s social distancing crusade.

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

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