Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Akeredolu shuts Ondo markets, malls for coronavirus

All markets, malls and shops in Ondo state have been ordered to shut down for seven days, as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu gave the order on Tuesday.

Last week, the state closed all schools and banned political, social and religious gatherings for 14 days.

Mr Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation said only life-saving and sustaining items would be allowed.


Also prohibited, until further notice, were gatherings at clubs, beer parlours and joints.

The state executive council meeting on March 23 took all the decisions, to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

“Under this fresh directive, which is for a period of seven days in the first instance, only the sale of life-saving and sustaining items like food, water and medicals shall be allowed,” he said.

The governor also directed the immediate cancellation of all official engagements of the government, the commissioner said.

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