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COVID-19: Ekiti bans traditional festivals

Ekiti State Government on Saturday coordinated customary rulers in towns and towns to either defer or drop for the remainder of the year, all pending neighborhood celebrations in their areas to control the spread of Coronavirus. 

The State Coordinator of COVID-19 Task Force Response Team, Prof Bolaji Aluko, made the declaration in an announcement in Ado Ekiti

He revealed that Ekiti State had in total recorded 78 positive Coronavirus cases, with 29 dynamic, 2 passings, and 47 released, cautioning that the cases can rise drastically if open gatherings proceeded with unchecked. 

He said as the state was slowly entering the all out period of Traditional Festival, along these lines, goes from inside Ekiti State and different pieces of Nigeria by indigenes and guests to the different towns and towns during this time of the pandemic, had begun to happen. 

As indicated by him, the orderly episodes of infection transmission in these swarmed and rowdy circumstances, where social removing is essentially incomprehensible, and cover wearing, which is additionally required, might be unreasonable for drawn out occasions. 

"Thus, the insightful course is to genuinely demoralize these celebrations as of now. 

"Actually, they are adequately prohibited by current government rules requiring social separating and set number gatherings. 

"In this way, we are speaking to all Obas, Council Chairmen, Councilors and network pioneers for the wiping out of the open festival of every single up and coming celebration and suspension of continuous ones in all piece of Ekiti until further notification. 

" These celebrations ought to be seen in the quietness of homes. Some Obas have just been admirably proactive and reported wiping out for the remainder of the schedule year," he said. 

The State COVID-19 Coordinator, educated that administration request against swarmed congregations, absence of social separation, and non-wearing of covers would, and should be implemented by the security powers. 

"We request your collaboration in light of the fact that Ekiti State right now has in total recorded 78 positive Covid-19 cases, 29 of which are dynamic, with 2 passings and 47 released, however the cases can rise drastically if open gatherings proceed with unchecked. 

News Agency of Nigeria reports that conspicuous among conventional celebrations to be influenced by the administration's position are: Annual Egungun, (Masquerade) celebration, Ogun, (lord of Iron) celebration and festivity of Annual Cultural Days, by different towns among others.

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