Ekiti confirms third positive COVID-19 caseNigeria — The Guardian ...

After
staying at home for over three weeks and still counting as a result of President
Mohammadu Buhari’s directives, ordering a lockdown with strict observation to
social distancing and  other restriction as justification to stem the infectiousness of The coronavirus that has been ravaging the world, killing millions of people, the
thirty-six state governor on Wednesday had also come up with some idea of continuous
lockdown for another week as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19

This development
was muted and agreed after their video telecast meeting the entire governor had
inform of conference meeting yesterday.

The NGF
chairman, Dr Kayode Fayemi disclosed this in a communiqué yesterday he issued
after the 6th COVID-19 teleconference of the governors.

The Ekiti
state governor stated that the decision was taken after the governor of Lagos, Bauchi,
Oyo and Ogun state brief the NGF on their experiences to curb COVID-1

The
National Coordinator of the PTF, Aliyu, had on Monday raised the alarm that
inter-state movements were spreading COVID-19. He said people were being moved
in trucks from  Lagos to other parts of the country.

Fayemi
said members expressed serious concerns over the rising spread of the
coronavirus among health workers.

He
added that the NGF resolved to work with the NCDC to ensure that health workers
were adequately provided with personal protective equipment.

According
to him,  the governours resolved to set up COVID-19 committees at the
regional level, headed by their state commissioners of health.

He also
said regional committees would continue to interface with the task force on
COVID-19 already established in each state.

Fayemi
stated, “The NGF chairman briefed the forum on the rapidly evolving situation
of the COVID-19 pandemic and coordination efforts with the Federal Government,
multilateral and bilateral partners, and the private sector through the coalition
against COVID-19.

 “With over 25 states now affected by the
spread of the virus and increasing evidence of community transmission, state
governors called for the decentralisation of the COVID-19 response as the best
chance of nipping the spread of the virus in communities.

“The the forum also received a briefing from the governors of Lagos, Bauchi, Oyo and Ogun
states who shared their experiences and lessons from the fight against
COVID-19. Governors unanimously agreed on the implementation of an inter-state
lockdown in the country over the next two weeks to mitigate the spread of the virus
from state to state. Only essential services will be permitted.”

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