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COVID-19: Ekiti threatens tougher actions against erring residents

The Ekiti Commissioner for health, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, has warned that the state government will deploy stricter measures to enforce compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures.

Yaya-Kolade, also a member of the Ekiti State Task Force on COVID-19, gave warning while briefing newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Monday.

According to her, the government is ready to ensure that Ekiti people comply with rules established to avert the transmission of the disease.

She announced that the state had recorded four new cases of novel coronavirus, but said that the cases were not as a result of community spread.

The commissioner said that the new infections brought the state’s burden to 29 cases, with 18 treated and discharged, nine active and two deaths.

“The new cases are two health workers, an elderly citizen with no travel history and a young man who sneaked into the state from Lagos.

“As a government, we are doing everything possible to prevent community spread of the virus; residents are urged to adhere strictly to precautionary measures,” she said.

Yaya-Kolade said that although some of the patients had underlying health issues, they had been put under strict observations.

Prof. Bolaji Aluko, Coordinator, Ekiti Taskforce on COVID 19, called for compliance with all established preventive measures against the pandemic.

He urged Ekiti people to wear face masks while in public and ensure good sanitary habits to avoid infection.

Aluko warned that the task force would take stringent steps against anyone found in public places without face masks.

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