By Yusuf Abdulkadir – Ilorin
Kwara State Government has expressed displeasure on the reckless violation of its lock down order to curtail the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19.
Addressing journalists to give updates on the efforts of the Technical Committee on COVID-19, the Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi stated this explained that henceforth anyone caught violating the lockdown order will be charged in mobile courts and face appropriate sanctions.
Mr Alabi who is also the chairman of the technical committee emphasised that people are only allowed to patronize nearby markets to their residence on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday between 8am to 12pm and they should go on foot stressing that their would be no any vehicular movement be it private and public except those on essential services.
While assuring that the Government is working to create more neighborhood markets, he said presently there are nine confirmed cases out of which two have been discharged stressing that the rapid response team of the committee has started contact tracing of those who may have come in contact with the previous cases to prevent community transmission of the disease.
The Deputy Governor reiterated that for COVID-19 not to kill everyone or wipe out human race, the best options are to stay at home, observe physical distance, washing of hands, covering of mouth when coughing or sneezing among others.
Mr Alabi commended the health workers and solicited for the support of all to keep kwara safe stressing that no stone will be left unturned to flatten the curve of COVID-19.
Contributing the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Egbetokun said that the Police has seen the reason to be stricter in enforcing the lock down order as there are reports of people abusing the leniency of the law enforcement agency.