COVID-19: Ondo stressed beyond limit - Akeredolu

06/07/2020 7:26:00 PM

COVID-19: Ondo stressed beyond limit – Akeredolu

COVID-19: Ondo stressed beyond limit – Akeredolu

Ondo State Government on Monday said it has run out of bed spaces at its Infectious Disease Hospital in Akure.Besides bed spaces,...

0 Osagie Otabor, Akure Ondo State Government on Monday said it has run out of bed spaces at its Infectious Disease Hospital in Akure.Residents flouting the NCDC rules on curbing the spread of COVID-19 in Kaduna Related News Kaduna State government relaxed restrictions imposed on the state to curtail the spread of COVID-19, a deadly respiratory Saharareporters, New York Jul 06, 2020 Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo State, has recovered from COVID-19.A file photo of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

Besides bed spaces, it said medical equipment and personnel put in place to combat coronavirus pandemic have been stressed beyond limit.It noted that the obvious implication of its current situation was that ‘prevention is the best way to reduce pressure on cure.However, the relaxation followed laid down guidelines that must be followed by all places of worship and businesses that will resume activities.’ ADVERTISEMENT Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu who stated this in a state wide broadcast on Monday said he has tested negative to COVID-19.Akeredolu said 20 persons have died due to COVID-19 complications while over 472 persons have tested positive to the infection.Also, the restriction of intra-state movement was lifted, subject to a night-time curfew of 8 pm to 5am imposed in the state.He stated that the resounding message was that ‘COVID-19 is deadly, willing and able to wreak the greatest havoc on individuals and families, indeed our entire society, if permitted.The result came earlier today, and I tested negative.

’ The Ondo Governor urged political parties, participating in the oncoming elections to adhere strictly to INEC guidelines in order to assure safety and good health for our people.The gesture was welcomed by most residents of the state who have been under quarantine for over 70 days with places of worship, as well as markets not selling essential goods, closed.READ ALSO: BREAKING: Akeredolu names Oluwatuyi new Ondo SSG Akeredolu advised them to restrict themselves to relevant campaign issues, and not overheat the polity with desperate utterances, publications and actions capable of unimaginable effect.He said he has accepted the resignation of Mr.Violation of guidelines A PREMIUM TIMES reporter took a walk around the popular Gumi market on Ahmadu Bello Way and many communities in the metropolis including, U/Rimi, Barnawa, Malali, U/Dosa, Sabon Tasha, Kakuri among others.Ifedayo Abegunde as Secretary to the State Government and announced Mr.Tayo Oluseye Oluwatuyi as his replacement.Although the main Gumi market is not among those allowed to open, all the many plazas and big shops around its surrounding were opened for business.More to follow….

Oluwatuyi until his elevation was the Commissioner for Natural Resources.The Governor also nominated Mr.Residents flouting the NCDC rules on curbing the spread of COVID-19 in Kaduna People were seen going about their normal daily business without adhering to the social distancing order while many commuters – both in public and private cars were seen not wearing a face mask.Idowu Otetubi, a chartered accountant and politician from Akure as State Commissioner.According to him, “Let me use this opportunity to passionately appeal to all our people to please take the fight against COVID-19 seriously.READ ALSO: Coronavirus: Nigerian governor says people with face mask don’t need social distancing Even tricycle riders filled up their popular ‘Keke Napep’ with passengers also not wearing face masks.The menace of this deadly virus is expanding in exponential measure.

It is in fact putting massive pressure on the treatment facilities of Government.Every person going into the market was asked to wear a face mask and apply hand sanitizer, but inside the market, social distancing did not exist.I have just been briefed that between Saturday July the 4th and Sunday July the 5th a total of 62 new cases were recorded.“My dear people, in spite of the vicissitude of the times, I wish tell you that I am unshaken in my conviction and faith in our ability to overcome this pandermic.Residents reactions Many residents who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on lack of adherence to the guidelines blamed poverty.I urge us all to act responsibly, deepen our prayers for divine intervention and perfect healing for our state.”.“Many people do not believe Coronavirus really exists.

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