COVID-19: We're Prepared For The Worst - Abiodun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Friday, April 3, 2020

COVID-19: We're Prepared For The Worst - Abiodun

Abiodun addressing journalists at his Iperu-Remo on Friday
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that, the state is prepared for the worst effect of the spread of coronavirus in the state, saying the state government has provided enough relief materials for the people. 

Abiodun, who addressed a press conference on Friday night at his private residence at Iperu Remo in Ikenne local government area of the state said the total lockdown of the state for the first three days is to allow for complete fumigation the state.

He disclosed that, the state government would use the opportunity of the lockdown to decontaminate and disinfect the entire state including motor parks, markets and place of worship.

The governor also announces that the third index case of COVID-19 who was tested positive about 10 days ago, was expected to be discharged Friday evening having shown considerable improvement in his health condition.

Abiodun however, disclosed that the state is targeting 500, 000 households for the relief materials packaged by the state government to cushion the effects of the lockdown.

He explained that the relief package, which comprised of 5kg each of rice, beans, "gari", as well as tomatoe pastes, vegetable oil, salt and seasoning cubes among others were principally targeted for poor and the vulnerables in the state.

The governor explained that the total lockdown would be relaxed at every 48-hours beginning from 7a.m Tuesday morning till 2p.m in the afternoon for residents to replenish their food stores while the lockdown lasts.

Abiodun further declared that the state government would begin to enforce compulsory wearing of face mask as from Tuesday morning of 7th April till the expiration of the lockdown.

He also announced that the state taskforce constituted by his administration to monitor the daily report and distribution of the stimulus packages from state government to all the 236 wards of the state.

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