BREAKING NEWS: What Kwara State Lockdown Really Means?
Kwara State Lockdown Updates on NPBS NG | face masks compulsory | Markets to open
In line with the directive given by the President in his speech, Kwara State Government has issued a new directive through its Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye today May 1, 2020.
Breakdown of the Kwara State Lockdown easing (Partial relaxing of lockdown)
(1) COMPULSORY USE OF FACE MASKS
The use of facemasks has been made compulsory. The measures come as the state began distribution of thousands of face masks – all produced within the state in a bid to curtail transmission of the disease.
(2) MARKETS OPENS EVERY DAY (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Markets and businesses would now open EVERY DAY but in 60 percent capacity.
All shos with clearly defined entrance should make provision for hand washing and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
(3) MOTORCYCLES (OKADA) IS FORBIDDEN
The allowance of commercial transporters excludes motorcyclist (Okada)
(4) MODE OF OPERATION FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
Taxi would carry just three (3) passengers, tricyclists can only carry just two (2) persons at a time and BUS (‘Tuto Turo’) are to carry 50% of their capacity.
(5) SCHOOLS REMAINS CLOSED
All schools and institutions remain closed
(6) RECREATIONAL PLACES REMAINS CLOSED
Hotels, beer parlors, and night club remain shut.
Eateries and restaurants should only operate to take away services.
(7) ON AGRICULTURE
Farmers are allowed to operate in transporting food but must put on face masks.
Bringing and taking out agricultural products are allowed but vehicles will be decontaminated after safe trips to LAGOS, ABUJA & Kano.
Trailers are not allowed to transport goods.
(8) ALL CONSTRUCTION WORKS TO RESUME
All project works requiring construction will resume
(9) STATE CIVIL SERVANTS ARE TO WORK FROM HOME
State Civil Servants should continue to work from home except for those on essential services or those granted special permissions.
(10) CHURCHES, MOSQUES, SPORT GATHERINGS, CONCERTS REMAIN BANNED TILL FURTHER NOTICE
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor/
Spokesman, Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19
kwara state government
May 1, 2020.