COVID-19 LOCKDOWN:RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS …EKITI GOVT TELLS SECURITY AGENTS.

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By Roundoffnews

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 while briefing newsmen on efforts and results achieved so far.

Mr Adeoye who maintained that many 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 COVID-19 was real, hence, all hands must be on deck to check the rapid spread and achieve a healthy society in Ekiti State and Nigeria as a whole.

The Coordinator of the Ekiti State Taskforce on COVID 19, Professor Bolaji Aluko emphasized the need for security agents to respect human rights while implementing the lockdown order.

Professor Aluko observed that all the security personnel were drawn from different security outfits including Agbekoya, NURTW, Okada riders, OPC and Peace corps in oder to complement the efforts of statutory agencies.

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

The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Mojisola Yahaya-Kolade said that Ekiti currently has four active COVID 19 cases but one of the patients had been certified free of the virus and would be discharged.