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COVID-19: Ekiti Govt. Takes Sensitisation to Ado, Ido Ekiti

Ekiti State Government has taken the sensitisation on COVID-19 to strategic places in Ado and Ido Ekiti metropolis in order to prevent community spread of the virus.

The Ekiti State Ambassador on COVID-19, Mr Femi Adeoye stated this in Ado Ekiti at a briefing of newsmen on efforts and results achieved so far by the committee set up by the state government on checking the spread of the virus.

Mr Adeoye, who maintained that many people were still ignorant of the health effects of the virus, stressed the need  for every resident of Ekiti to imbibe the culture of healthy living and desist from going against all the rules laid down by government and World Health organization to contain Coronavirus.

He noted that the COVID-19 is real, hence, all hands must be on deck to check the rapid spread and achieve a healthy society in Ekiti State.

Also, the Coordinator of the Ekiti State Taskforce on COVID 19, Professor Bolaji Aluko emphasized the need for security agents to protect human rights and always work in line with the administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi’s plans to end the spread and importation of the virus in the state.

Professor Aluko observed that all the security personnel were drawn from different security outfits including Agbekoya, NURTW, Okada riders, OPC and Peace Corps in order to complement the efforts of Statutory Agencies like the Police, Nigerian Army and NSCDC.

He said that anyone caught found wanting, misbehave and abuse human rights among the security personnel would be made to face the consequences.

On her part, the Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Mojisola Yahaya-Kolade said that Ekiti currently had four active COVID-19 cases, while one had been certified freed of the virus and would be discharged.

Dr Yahaya-Kolade explained that the new COVID-19 patient recorded was a seventy five year old woman referred from General Hospital Omuaran, Kwara State to Federal Teaching Hospital Ido Ekiti and later died of several health issues related with the COVID-19.

Oriola Afolabi

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