The Ondo State Government has given further reasons for a total shutdown of markets in the state, due to persistent flouting of social distancing regulation. “Government made it clear from the first directive, in respect of markets, those life-saving items like food, water and medicines were excluded from the order regulating crowds at the markets. “Nonetheless, the sales of those listed items like food, water and medicines will still suffice, but not in the congregational manner as it is in the markets. “But this must be in conformity with the regulations guiding social distancing and crowd control. “Therefore, any shop or supermarket found to encourage unwholesome crowds in contravention of the regulations shall be closed down without delay by the monitoring team.
Source: The Guardian March 31, 2020 06:22 UTC