Governor Kayode Fayemi has said with effect from Monday, residents of Ekiti State now have opportunities to pursue their businesses Mondays through Friday from 6am to 8pm.
He also said with effect from Monday, public officers on Grade Level 8 and above are to resume for duty while those on Grade Level 7 and below are to remain at home till further notice.
The governor, who said this in a state-wide broadcast Sunday evening, also revealed that “consultations are underway to reopen religious worship centres, schools, and big markets in the state”.
The governor also stressed that the dusk-to-dawn curfew will resume daily at 8 pm and will last till 5.59 am of the following morning.
A statement quoted the governor as saying that religious centres will reopen “very soon”, revealing that “a committee will be engaging with religious organisations to fashion out a workable protocol”.
The workable protocol, he said, will enable religious houses to reopen very soon without jeopardizing the lives and health of worshipers.
he governor explained that “efforts to reopen schools are also ongoing as the committee set up to appraise the protocols, resources, conditions, and modalities for reopening has concluded its work.”
He also said “the government is considering reopening major markets to permanent shop owners, after the outcome of the ongoing engagement process on the relocation of roadside traders to available alternatives”.
The Governor said, the reopening of the major markets, would be subject to compliance with specific conditions and protocols that are being determined.
On when the state will totally open up its economy, Fayemi said, “Once the report of the random testing shows that we are safe generally.”