The Ondo State Government has ordered the immediate closure of all markets across the state, including the sale of food, medicine and water.
The directive was in respect of the coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the globe and the country.
According to the state government in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo, the move was part of measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19 into the state.
Recall that the state government had earlier ordered partial closure of markets across the state with the exception of life saving items such as food, water and medicines.
The Commissioner stated that “it has been observed however, that residents have flagrantly disobeyed this directive which is a potent measure to forestall the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
“Compelled by this unwholesome infraction, Government hereby places a total ban on all markets across Ondo State with effect from Tuesday, 31st March, 2020. This ban is irrespective of any item. For emphasis, all markets must remain closed until further notice.”