COVID-19: Police ban gatherings exceeding 10 in Kwara

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KWARA state police command has banned any congregation of persons exceeding ten in the state. It added that any such gathering exceeding must have the written permission of the state police commissioner with effect from Monday 23rd, 2020.

In a statement, the state command’s spokesperson Ajayi Okasanmi said that “all suspects in cases of simple offence or misdemeanour are not to be detained but released on bail immediately. Detention should only be in the case of serious offences that are not normally bailable.”

The statement said that “all heads of department (HODs), Area Commanders, District Police Officers (DPOs) and heads of units are to immediately provide handwashing facilities or alcohol-based sanitizers or both at appropriate positions in their offices and stations.

“All visitors who must visit the police facility/office are to be admitted into the offices only after having washed their hands with soap or sanitized their hands with the alcohol-based sanitizers provided at the entrance of such police facility/office. Area commanders and DPOs have earlier been advised to make available infrared thermometers for use in their stations. This has now become very necessary and must be taken very seriously.”

The command added that “the weekly briefing with DPOs within the metro will now be done online until further notice. All concerned DPOs and HODs are to come online and hook up to a new platform that will be created for that purpose, once it is noon on Monday every week.

“With respect to 7 above, the PPRO is hereby directed to create that special platform today with the title MONDAY BRIEFING, only for this purpose. This will also apply to the monthly officers’ conference if the situation in the country is yet to improve significantly before our next monthly officers’ conference.” – The Nation

– Mar. 23, 2020 @ 12:55 GMT |

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