COVID-19: 50 arrested over flauding guidelines in Kwara

– 50 people arrested over flaunting Covid-19 guidelines in Kwara state, placed on quarantine pending lad result.

– Culprits await trial.

The Kwara State COVID-19 technical committee has arrested fifty (50) people that flaunted the laid down Covid-19 guidelines in the state.

The state’s Chairman of Medical Advisory committee on COVID-19, Dr. Femi Oladiji confirmed that the culprits were announced in the early hour of Saturday at a night club in the state’s capital city, Ilorin.

According to a report by Daily Post, the violators are being kept at the state’s quarantine centre in Ilorin.

Dr. Oladiji informed the media that the operation thated to the arrest was led by the state’s chairman of COVID-19 technical committee, Mr. Kayode Alabi after receiving the information.

He said, “around 1 am, we got information that some people were at a club inside Kwara hotels. The deputy governor, accompanied by me, and some security operatives raided the club and arrested so many boys and girls within the age of 20 and 30.”

“Around 2 am, we brought them to the hajj camp quarantine centre. We made them comfortable overnight, and early this morning, we took their samples for COVID-19.

“Their arrest which may lead to prosecution, is to send signal that we can’t tolerate such conduct.

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“Violations would henceforth attract strong response from the government,” he added.

Dr Oladiji insisted that the ban on night clubs remains in force to prevent further spread of coronavirus.

He said the government will also “Take appropriate actions against any officials of the Kwara state government owned hotel found to have authorized the violation of the existing ban to send signal that such behaviour will not be tolerated.”

Recall that Kwara state among other states of the Federation, among other measures of preventing the household spread of COVID-19 diseases, placed a ban on social and public gathering of more than 20 people.

However, after the Federal government’s order for officers in certain grade levels and staffs on essential duties to resume, the restriction was therefore lift on workplace, hence the ban on social gathering of more than 20 people have an exception for workplace.

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Meanwhile, other forms of gathering are still prohibited till further notice. We urge the citizens to kindly abide by these laid down rules so we can resume our normal activities soon.

Stay safe and stay healthy!

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