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Fifty persons arrested at Kwara nightclub, quarantined

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The Officials of Kwara Technical Committee on COVID-19 reportedly caught at least fifty persons at a nightclub in Ilorin, the state capital, within the early hours of Saturday, for infringing the prohibition on nightclubbing.

Dr. Femi Oladiji, who is the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee on COVID-19 in the state, revealed in Ilorin on  Saturday at the state’s quarantine centre, where the suspects had been kept.

The Chairman said that the team was directed by Mr. Kayode Alabi. the state’s Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19.

In his words: “around 1 a.m., we got information that some people were clubbing at a hotel.

“The deputy governor, accompanied by some security officials, raided the club and we arrested so many boys and girls within the age range of 20 to 30.

“Around 2a.m., we brought them to the Hajj Camp (quarantine centre). We made them comfortable overnight, and early this morning, we took their samples for COVID-19 tests.

“The arrest, which may lead to prosecution, is to send the signal that we cannot tolerate such conduct. Violations will, henceforth, attract strong response from the government.”

He stated that the embargo on evening club entertainments continued in force within the state to forestall additional unfold of the corona.

He added that the nightclubbers overstepped the Kwara State Infectious Diseases Regulations, 2020, as well as the government’s existing ban on the church that’s beyond 20 individuals, except in places of worship.

He pinpointed that the federal government was contemplating other criteria, together with enforcement of the usage of face masks in public, to smash the curve of transmission of covid-19.

“Government will take appropriate actions against any official of the hotel found to have authorised the violation of the existing ban.

“This is to send the signal that such behaviour will not be tolerated,” he added.

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