As the dreaded Corona Virus, COVID 19 ravages in Kwara State with astronomical rise in number of positive cases, the Kwara State Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Technical Committee on Coronavirus, Mr Kayode Alabi has called on the people of the state to always adhere strictly to COVID-19 safety protocols.
According to a press release made available by the Chief Press Secretary to the deputy Governor Modupe Joel, an unspecified number of deputy Governor’s aides contracted the virus through a yet to be identified source.
Mr Alabi, who made the call shortly after unspecified number of his aides tested positive for Covid-19, warned that the disease is a real and a present danger that requires serious caution.
He explained that the Government is determined to flatten the curve of Coronavirus and curb community transmission.
Mr Alabi said that his aides that tested positive to Covid-19 have been admitted to Covid 19/ Infectious centre, Sobi Specialist Hospital Ilorin.
The Deputy Governor called on Kwarans to take responsibility in the fight against the disease, saying that the only antidote against COVID-19 is to obey all the government’s and health officials precautionary measures such as wearing of nose masks, avoidance of large gathering, adherence to physical distancing, washing of hands with soap and running water or sanitiser, among others.
He also advised all Ministries, Departments and Agencies to emulate his action by testing members of their staff.