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Over 100 motorists arrested in Ekiti for not using face mask.


The Ekiti state traffic management (EKSTMA), arrested not fewer than 100 motorists yesterday in the state capital as the state begins mandatory use of face mask to fight the spread of corona virus in the state.

Wale Fapounda the state Attorney General and commissioner for justice had announced last Friday that commuters, commercial motorcyclists and every citizen of the state must wear a face mask while outside or in public places, and anyone who refuses to do so or any commuter who carries a violator as from 20th of July will be arrested and prosecuted.

In the morning of the said date, hundreds of motorists and commuters have been arrested and are to face prosecution for violating the law of the state.

The new law was put in place to stop the spread of corona virus in the state as the state number of cases has been going up since the discovery of the index case in April. Though the state is one of the state with low number of cases with 86 cases compared to other states, the Governor emphasized on curbing the spread of the virus.

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