ShopRite, Amusement park, Unilorin’s zoo to shut down, as Kwara celebrates Eid-el-Adha

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Kwara State Government has declared that ShopRite, Amusement park, markets, and University of Ilorin’s zoo are to shut down on the day of Eid-el-Adha and the day after amid coronavirus scare.

The government noted that there was danger in allowing the opening of such places where large gathering occurs during the Islamic festival, adding that the rise in the state’s COVID-19 cases is baffling.

The Ravens reports that these aforementioned places are the most visited during festive periods like this, as families and friends converge to catch fun.

In a statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, spokesman, Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19, “the government also announced a ban on vigils in churches and mosques while restating the ban on concert, clubbing, beer parlour, and bar in hotels.”

The statement further reads, “The Kwara State shopping mall (Shoprite), the Amusement Park, markets, and University of Ilorin Zoological Garden are to close down on Eid Day and the day after Eid.”

The government said that a task force would be constituted to enforce these directives, as anyone found wanton would be penalized.

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