Covid:19: Ekiti govt bans carols, children parties at Yuletide

To stem the new wave of coronavirus, the Ekiti State Government has banned Christmas Carols and children parties during this festive season.

The government expressed concerns about the second wave of the pandemic which has spiked globally and in parts of Nigeria.

The Commissioner for Information, Akin Omole, said on Thursday that the government, had decided to tighten all loose ends and guard against further spread of the virus.

He urged all Ekiti residents to comply with the directives and other Covid-19 protocols during the Yuletide.

Mr Omole warned that anyone found contravening the order would be sanctioned accordingly .

“To this effect, the government has decided to cancel some of the conventional celebrations and festivities associated with Christmas and New Year period such as Carol Service and Children’s Party where gathering of people are usually involved,” he said.

“However, the usual New Year Interdenominational Prayer Programme will still hold but in strict accordance with the COVID-19 protocols.

“Those organising parties and ceremonies are therefore enjoined to always liaise with the State COVID-19 Response Resources Mobilisation Committee before embarking on such events.”

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