The novel coronavirus that has ravaged the country has hindered several activities in Nigeria. However, the state’s governors have started looking at the ways of opening up the economic activities as the disease continually takes a toll in Nigeria.
One of the governors who had taken a drastic measure to open up the economic activities in the state despite the COVID-19 pandemic is the Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.
Naija News Understands that Kayode Fayemi who is also the Chairmen of Nigerian Governors Forum relaxed the state’s lockdown to allow residents to pursue their businesses from Mondays through Fridays from 6 am to 8 pm.
Fayemi, who stated this in a broadcast yesterday evening, added that public officers on Grade Level 8 and above are to resume for duty. Those on Grade Level 7 and below are to remain at home till further notice.
The governor stated that the new directives take effect from today, adding that consultations are underway to reopen religious worship centres, schools and big markets in the state.
He also stressed that the dusk-to-dawn curfew will resume daily at 8pm and will last till 5.59 am of the following morning.
The governor also announced that the state’s molecular laboratory will be commissioned today to facilitate testing for covid-19.