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#Coronavirus: Ekiti States Shuts Down Borders, Bans All Commercial Activities

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The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi on Sunday has directed residents to stay at home from Monday March 30th till April 13th.

The statement announced shutdown of all borders and imposed a ban on all commercial activities in the states as well as intra state travels, except for those bordering on essential services violators risked a six-month jail term.

He said: ” It is very disappointing that some of us have either been lukewarm, nonchalant or downright defiant in observing the simple but extremely effective preventive measures as well as maintaining social distancing to protect themselves from infection and curtail the spread of the virus in their communities.

” While I acknowledge our resilient nature, incurable optimism and spiritual activism as a people, it is critical that we balance these with pragmatic and urgent actions that can ensure the safety of lives for our families and communities

” If we do not take steps necessary to contain this virus, it has the potential to overwhelm our health infrastructure, cripple our economy and devastate Ekiti in unimaginable proportions.

” As you are aware, the state is under significant financial constraints especially as a direct consequence of the impact of the coronavirus on the global economy and the price of crude oil that has gone down considerably.

” So, we cannot afford a public health crisis,

” It is therefore in the urgent public interest that, I hereby, in pursuant to Section 8 of the Quarantine Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) impose a curfew of movement in Ekiti.

” The purpose of this curfew is to impose restrictions on the movement of persons and goods within Ekiti for an initial period of 14 days.

” Therefore, effective from 1:59 pm on Monday, March 30, 2020, until 11:59 pm on Monday, April 13, 2020, there shall be restriction of movement across the length and breadth of Ekiti, with all our borders closed.

” That is a full and total shutdown of Ekiti, and 12-hour dusk to dawn curfew in Ekiti from 7:00 pm – 7:00 am. All Ekiti residents are hereby directed to stay at home

” We are implementing the Quarantine Act to keep all Ekiti residents safe. So let me be clear. If you do not go home or stay home for at least 14 days as from Monday, 30 March 2020, you can face serious fines or prison term.

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Japanese Cargo Ship Reportedly Hit by a Russian Missile Off the Coast of Ukraine

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A cargo ship owned by a Japanese firm has been reportedly hit by a missile off the coast of Ukraine in the Black Sea on Friday, injuring one crew member.

According to Japan Times, the cargo ship Namura Queen was damaged and one of the 20 Filipino crew sustained a nonlife threatening injury.

The ship can operate under its own steam and has headed to Turkey, where the damage to the vessel will be assessed, the report said. Ukraine authorities said the missile was fired by Russian forces, following their military invasion of Ukraine earlier this week.

Also a Moldovan-flagged chemical tanker was hit as reported by Reuters.

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Patriotism: Two Ukrainian Kids Seen Paying Respect To The Troop [PHOTO]

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This emotional and patriotic photo was shared on social media. It captured two Ukrainian kids paying their respect to Ukrainian troops heading to the war front.

True patriotism!

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Russia Attacks Ukraine, Citizens Asked To Pick Up Arms And Fight

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched a military operation in Ukraine, with explosions heard across the country. Weeks of intense diplomacy and the imposition of Western sanctions on Russia failed to deter Putin, who had massed between over  150,000 troops along the borders of Ukraine.

Putin said he had authorised military action to defend itself against what he said were threats emanating from Ukraine.

Ukrainian military has said that they’ve shot down six Russian jets and helicopters in the eastern region, as Russian troops moved into the neighbouring country’s territories. Aircraft and an aggressor helicopter were shot down near the area of the Joint Forces.

The command also said that Ukraine’s military units are keeping their positions as “the enemy suffers losses.”

Ukranian Defense Minister has asked anyone who is ready and able to hold a weapon can join the Territorial Defense Force.

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