Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has banned daily activities in major and community markets across the state.
This is his recent move to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state.
According to him, the measures became compulsory after the government noticed residents failing to respond to the basic precautionary measures earlier approved to contain the pandemic.
He added that out of 7 days in a week, 2 days of market activities will be allowed for the people to restock food items and beverages for families.
His words, “For the avoidance of doubt, the Oja Oba, Isinkan, Iloro, Isolo, in Akure and their equivalents across the state will remain shut in accordance with the approved schedules earlier stated, while only Shasha and Iloro markets in Akure and their equivalents across the state will open for business on the basis of the three-day concession.”
“Such non-food items which draw an unnecessary crowd into the markets include, but are not limited to fabrics, pieces of jewellery, cosmetics, shoes, furniture, decorations, books and stationery, phone and electronics, beer parlours and pleasure centres and others in such category.”