Ekta has announced dates for the reopening of worship centers and schools

Governor Quaid Fayemi Ekiti said the worship centers in Ekiti State could reopen for services from Friday, July 17 and the first phase of the school will start from July 20.

The AKT governor made the announcement during a statewide broadcast on Tuesday night.

The governor said this would be in line with the state government's agreement with the leaders of religious organizations in the state.

Speaking at a later stage in the state's COVID-19 response, Femi said there was a system in the top gear for students and students to return to school from July 20 on the recommendation of stakeholders in education.

He added that Ado Ekiti's two largest markets, Oza Oba and BC markets, are now open, but are subject to protocol.

However, he emphasized that street trade, temporary stalls, kiosks and public display of goods are prohibited in these markets.

The governor said that in addition to paying COVID-19 special allowances to eligible workers, the state government has taken a life insurance policy of N2 million to N2.5 billion for the 500 frontlines medical personnel involved in COVID-19 work in the state.

Femei said security agencies and the Ministry of Justice had been instructed to arrest and prosecute those caught in public places without wearing a face mask, covering their nose, mouth, and chin.

To restore public worship, Muslims must observe a six-foot social distance and wash their hands with facial masks, with the service of Jamaat by Muslims on July 19 and Christians' Sunday service on July 19. Will become mandatory.

The governor said the maximum capacity for each building should be determined by a six-foot social distance formula, and the number should be displayed outside the building.

He said the Special Task Force will issue a certificate of compliance and issue a certificate before reopening the worship centers.

Femi said any wrong worship center would be closed and the clergy would be prosecuted.

The school restructuring begins in a phased manner starting July 20, and students in Terminal classes (SS3, JSS3 and Primary 6) will begin preparing for their exams, but other classes will gradually absorb what the school has given them. . .

The governor said that a preparedness certificate indicating that a particular school had complied with all the conditions required to reopen a school would be issued before reopening any school.

According to him, the government will ensure water, sanitizer, soap and other facilities.

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