The government of Kwara State through the Technical Committee on COVID-19 has announced a lockdown in the state.
Kayode Alabi, Deputy Governor of the state and Chairman of the Committee made the announcement on Thursday.
Alabi said, effective from 6 a.m on Friday the 27th of March, there should be no religious social gatherings of any form nor vehicular movement in the state.
The lockdown was designed to start on Friday so as to allow residents stock up, and also allow the payments of workers salaries.
The state has announced the; “Closure of churches, mosques and all forms of religious gatherings in the state.
“Ban on all social gatherings without any exclusion in the state.
“Ban on any form of public transportation including Tricycles, Taxis, Buses, Motorcycles.
“Only stores selling food products and pharmaceuticals are allowed to open at the market. All food vendors are allowed but must serve in takeaway packs.
“All motor parks are henceforth closed.”