South West Governors Disclose Plans to Contain Covid 19

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The six governors in the south west of Nigeria have all agreed to close all entry and exit point into and out of the state. This closure is the bid to contain the spreads of Corona Virus in South west and largely in the country.

This decision was made known by the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. Akeredolu said this at a news conference in Akure, the Ondo state capital.

At the news conference that was attended by security chiefs in the state and members of the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19, Akeredolu stated that the governors have all come to a conclusion on the closure of the states entry and exit points.

He said the governors have resolved on the immediate closure of all the entry points of the six state.

In addition, Akeredolu said “all the six governors of Southwest region have adopted a joint additional protocol of control of the spread of the pandemic.

This decision came as the number of the pandemic cases keep increasing in the country. The Governor also added that as from 24th April, all citizens are expected to where face masks.

 

The governor said the face mask rule also concerns people involved in essential services or dealing in medicine, water and consumable items, particularly traders, should also wear face masks while outside plying their trade.

“Let me make a few clarifications about this. It simply means that the six states are cooperating to make sure that inter-state trafficking of goods and human beings are halted in order to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

“In simple terms, individuals who violate the interstate travel ban by attempting to cross the border of one state to the order in the South-western part of Nigeria will be arrested and liable to be prosecuted.

“Similarly, it will be a serious breach of the COVID-19 precautionary measure for any individual starting from April 24, 2020, not to wear the face mask while outside his/her house or out on the street or anywhere within the society.”