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Coronavirus; Govt bans football viewing centres

In a bid to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus as the figure of confirmed cases soars to 12,801 in the country, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC as at 12am, June 9, 2020, federal and state governments are still putting measures in place to limit the transmission of the disease.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Monday, while speaking at the weekly media chat at the Government House in Akure, the State capital, has disclosed that all football viewing centres in the state would remain closed for the moment.

It would be recalled that German Bundesliga has already resumed action while the Premier League is set to follow suit on June 17 as they start to resume duties since the outbreak of the deadly virus.

However the governor has disclosed that the football viewing centres would remain closed at the moment, in a bid to curtail the spread of the ravaging virus.

The governor also expressed his displeasure at how the residents were flouting restriction orders and the subsequent increase in the cases of COVID-19 in the state.

He maintains that his government remains committed to ensuring that the residents abide to the rules and regulations outlined by the government in a bid to keep them safe.

“All Premiership football viewing centres are hereby banned from operations until further notice. All religious organisations are to further ensure stringent implementation of the agreed guidelines for worship.

“All our earlier regulations about operations of the main and community markets will be revisited in which case law enforcement agencies and the Governor’s Task Force will ensure full enforcement,” Akeredolu said.

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