Ondo urges residents to adhere to FG directives on COVID-19

The Ondo State Inter Ministerial Committee on Coronavirus Monday called on residents to comply with the federal government precautionary measures against the spread of the virus, particularly in the face of a new wave of the infection with the deadly new variant that is currently ravaging countries like India.

The chairman, Inter ministerial committee on COVID-19 and Vice Chancellor University of Medical Sciences Ondo, Professor Adesegun Fatusi, stated this after the committee’s technical review meeting in Akure, Ondo state capital.

He noted that eventhough Ondo state, in recent times, has not witnessed any significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases recorded nor experienced the new variants, there was the need to bear in mind that the threat of the new wave and variants.

He said: “Ondo state aligns with the renewed emphasis of the federal government on compliance with the national COVID-19 preventive guidelines to keep the state safe and secure.”

Prof. Fatusi appealed to the people to take advantage of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination and for all target populations to get vaccinated.

He added that with a total of 2,383 confirmed cases and 64 deaths in Ondo state, strict compliance with the existing guidelines on proper use of face masks, regular hand washing or application of hand sanitiser, physical and social distancing would enable the state to avoid new infections and deaths.

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