Coronavirus: Ekiti takes action, begins decontamination of public places

Coronavirus: Ekiti takes action, begins decontamination of public places

- Ekiti has joined other states in taking measures to combat the deadly coronavirus

- Governor Kayode Fayemi disclosed that the state has started decontaminating public places

- The governor urged people to obey directives and stay at home

The Ekiti government has begun the decontamination and disinfestation of public places in the state.

This was announced by the state governor, Kayode Fayemi on Saturday, April 4.

"Today, we started the decontamination and disinfestation of public places towards curbing the spread of infectious diseases including the raging coronavirus pandemic disease," the governor's message on Twitter read.

He called on the good people of the state to stay at home, avoid gatherings, and call state #COVID19 numbers for any emergency.

Nigerians have applauded Fayemi for the move. While some described the move as a good one, others were of the opinion that it was just for the cameras.

Omoyeni Patrick Olu wrote: "The spray should focus on the surface... Where man can easily touch. Welldone Mr Governor."

Another twitter user identified as The Opemidimeji Osatoyinbo wrote: "A good move. God bless Gov. Fayemi JKF, God bless Ekiti, God bless Nigeria, God bless us all."

Commenting under the post, Daniel Ukoha asked the governor to do the same thing for malaria.

Another Twitter user commended the governor, saying having him at the helm of affairs is a relief.

Some others shared videos, comparing how it is being done in other countries with what they are doing in Nigeria.

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Just recently, the Kwara government also intensified its fight against the pandemic as it started fumigation of public places in the state.

This was disclosed in a series of tweets on Friday, April 3, by an account supporting the administration of Kwara state governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

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The government commenced the fumigation exercise with the seven major markets in Ilorin, the state capital on Thursday, April 2, as a move to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Just like other states across the country, the federal government also started the fumigation of public places in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The disinfection of the major places in Abuja is being carried out by the Ministry of the Environment in partnership with the Federal Fire Service. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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