The Ondo State Government on Tuesday called on residents of the state to strictly comply with the precautionary measures against the spread of the new wave of COVID-19 as reiterated by the federal government.
The Chairman, Inter-ministerial Committee on COVID-19 in the state, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi gave this warning after the committee’s technical review meeting in Akure.
Fatusi, who is also the Vice Chancellor, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, said even though Ondo State, in recent times, had not witnessed any significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases recorded nor experienced the new variants, “everyone must continue to bear in mind that the threat of a new wave of COVID-19 and of more infectious variants is real.”
“Thus, 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,” the don stated.
According to him, 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 sanitizer, physical and social distancing would enable the state to avoid new infections and deaths
He also appealed to the people of the state to take advantage of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination and for all target population, to get vaccinated.