As the English Premier League commence on Wednesday, the Kwara State Government on Tuesday disclose that football viewing centers in the state are still not allowed to open.

Rafiu Ajakaye, spokesman of the state COVID-19 technical committee disclosed this in Ilorin, state capital “on Tuesday, that the state recorded 17 fresh cases of pandemic virus, bringing the total of confirmed cases to hit 168.”

Ajakaye in his statement said, “the state also discharged five patients who have twice tested negative for the virus, bringing the tally of patients already managed and discharged to 100.”

The state government said football viewing centers as a delicate venue for general spreading of the Corona virus among viewers.

“The government is aware that the English Premier league commences tomorrow, Wednesday, June 17. This is to state clearly that viewing centres are not allowed to open under any guise during this pandemic.

“Doing so,” the statement added “will actively promote the spread of the virus and endanger people’s lives and further stretch public resources to the limits.”

He further ordered that “all motorcycles and other items seized during the lockdown be released to their owners without any preconditions.”

“Following the relaxation of the lockdown, however, the state government hereby directs immediate and unconditional release of those motorcycles and other items to their owners so as not to worsen the socioeconomic hardships that the pandemic has already imposed on them at all levels.”

Ajakaye appreciate the security personnel for their job Weldon during and after the shutdown.

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