Kwara introduces new guidelines to tackle second wave of Covid-19

Kwara state government has released new protocols to tackle the second wave of Covid-19. The new guideline, which is meant to take effect from Thursday, December 24 provides that appropriate use of face mask in public places is mandatory. Therefore, the protocol of ‘No face mask, no entry’ must apply at all public places. It further provides that
• Concerts/carnivals/Clubbing are not allowed until further notice
• Worship centres are not to allow congregations exceeding 50% of the maximum capacity of the venue. This is to allow for physical distancing
• Other gatherings (formal and informal) exceeding 50 people are disallowed
• Civil servants are to work from their homes. The only exemptions are essential workers, especially in the health sector. Virtual meetings are encouraged
• There shall be partial statewide lockdown between 12 am and 4:30a.m. until further notice.
• Transporters are to enforce all COVID-19 protocols, including proper use of face mask by drivers and passengers. Appropriate sanctions will apply to defaulters.
• Security agencies will deploy all lawful means to enforce these protocols
While the guidelines are subject to reviews as situations dictate, the statement provides that “ Provisions of the Kwara State Infectious Diseases Regulations 2020 shall apply to all offenders”
However, resumption date for schools will be communicated later.

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