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Fayemi Says There are Lessons to Learn From His COVID-19 Experience


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Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi, has advised the people of the state to learn from his experience with the COVID-19 coronavirus, accept the reality of the pandemic and cooperate with government in order to put an end to the deadly scourge.

Mr Fayemi says he is concerned by the rising infection rate across his state in the past month and asked citizens to work hand in glove with his administration to stem the rise in infections.

The Governor said that COVID-19 protocols would be strictly adhered to as schools open with only SSS 3 students on August 10 and religious centres from August 14, while the resumption date for JSS 3 students and Primary 6 pupils would be communicated later.

He said that he had authorized randomised COVID-19 infection testing of students and teachers who are resuming, so as to be able to assess their risk level as part of efforts to ensure that Ekiti does not have a spike after resumption.

Fayemi, in a television address on Wednesday, disclosed that parents of the resuming students are to provide students with at least two face masks each,which is now a precondition for admittance into their school premises.

The governor also praised the labour and health workers unions for suspending their industrial actions, assuring that all demands of workers in the state are being looked into in line with what state resources can accommodate.

He asked doctors in government hospitals under the aegis of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP), who are presently on strike to emulate their counterparts by ending the action in the interest of poor citizens, noting that while “arrears of unpaid allowances can be collected, a life lost cannot be reversed.”

Fayemi attributed increase in cases to the random community testing exercise which was made possible with facilities at the state-owned laboratory and the proximity to states with high infection rates, noting that lessons have been learnt from his experience with the virus.

He said: “The fact that I could contract the virus in spite of the conscious effort to protect myself and people around me underscores my consistent warnings that we should never take things for granted. It also proves that indeed the virus is real and here, and that it is a respecter of no persons.”

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