By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
As part of the efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in Kwara state, the state government has ordered the ban of commercial transportation, closure of all religions centres and major markets in the state.
The deputy governor who is also the chairman, technical committee on Coronavirus, Mr. Kayode Alabi gave the order in Ilorin on Wednesday.
Alabi made it known that, the development became imperative so as to protect the lives of the residents in Kwara State.
He added that the government would put security arrangements on the ground so as to ensure the compliance of the order in the state.
He explained further that, “the locking down of the state would curb any invasion of unsuspected members of the public that may likely invade the state through commercial operators from the neighbouring states of the federation”.
He stressed that, “the fast-food operators in the state should do take-away of their foods and avoid any customers to sit down to eat in their business premises henceforth”.
Alabi, however, called on the people of the state to cooperate with the government in the task of curtailing the invasion of the pandemic disease in the state.
On the issue of the insinuation that the state governor, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq has been on isolation for allegedly shaking hands with the top federal government officials, Alabi said, “I want to say emphatically that, our governor is not in isolation and he is hale and hearty.”