Fears of the coronavirus spreading to Ondo State due to its proximity to Lagos and Ekiti States have made the Ondo State Government put up some measures to curb the spread.
Besides, lab results are being expected in the samples collected from a suspected corona virus victim currenty admitted at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Akure.
The patient is said to be stable and isolated.
Doctors said he was brought in unconscious and had symptoms associated with corona virus and moreover he just returned from the United States.
A statement issued by Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, directed crowds in all churches and mosques across the state be regulated until further notice.
It advised churches and mosques with large crowds to break into more worship syndicates(services) with a view to curtailing excessive physical contacts.
The statement said the convocation ceremony of the Ondo State Universtity of Science and Technology, Okitipupa scheduled for Saturday has been postponed indefinitely.
It urged people to avoid the use of common cups and chalice in the case of churches, for drinking.
According to the statement: “Where there are needs for clarifications on the closure of schools, all stakeholders and partners, including examination bodies as well as proprietors of private schools are enjoined to get in touch with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for such.
“While the Government puts structures in place to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, it is pertinent that the citizenry takes more seriously, the above precautionary measures in addition to those enumerated by Mr. Governor in his broadcast to the State.”
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