Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has placed a ban on daily activities in major and community markets across the state, as part of the stricter and tighter measures to enforce social and physical distancing in vulnerable centres of crowd assembly.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Olabode Richard Olatunde, Monday.
The measures became necessary after the government observed that the people have failed to respond to the basic precautionary measures earlier approved to contain the pandemic.
According to Governor Akeredolu, out of the seven days in a week, the concession would be given for two days of market activities to enable restocking of food items and beverages for families.
He named the days approved for market activities as Tuesdays and Thursdays of every week, warning that nobody should be seen within the market premises on unapproved days.
The Governor also directed that the main perishable food supply depot in each of the city centres in the state will only open for business on Monday, Wednesday and Friday every week.