Gov.Abdulrahman-Abdulrazaq2

Residents of Kwara State must use face mask in public places, keep physical distancing or stay indoors beginning from Friday July 24th, the government announced on Monday, tracing the spike in cases of COVID-19 largely to people not adhering to safety protocols.

The government added that violators of the latest directive — including shop owners and drivers of commercial or private vehicles —risk arrest and prosecution from July 31st under the Kwara State Infectious Diseases Regulations 2020. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and Spokesman of the State Technical Committee on COVID-19 Rafiu Ajakaye told a news briefing in Ilorin, the state capital, that the government is disturbed by the rising cases in the state and would spare no effort to flatten the curve and protect the people. He added that the government would meet with the leadership of the Muslim community on Wednesday.