Rotimi Akeredolu: Ondo state governor bans football viewing centres over coronavirus fears

Rotimi Akeredolu: Ondo state governor bans football viewing centres over coronavirus fears

- Rotimi Akeredolu has lamented the level at which Ondo residents flout coronavirus rules

- As football returns in the Premier League, the governor has banned all viewing centres across the state

- The EPL will return on June 17 with Manchester City playing against Arsenal

The Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has banned all any forms of football viewing centres across the state following the increased number of coronavirus cases.

Akeredolu expressed displeasure over at the level at which the restriction order is being flouted across the state which according to him, undermines government ffort in the fight against the pandemic.

As the lockdown is gradually eased across the globe, football is gradually resuming with the Premier League restarting on June 17.

“All Premiership football viewing centres are hereby banned from operations until further notice. All religious organisations are to further ensure stringent implementation of the agreed guidelines for worship," Akeredolu said during a chat.

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Recall that Ondo state government on Monday, May 11, officially announced the first casualty from coronavirus pandemic.

Dr Wahab Adegbenro, the state commissioner for health, made the confirmation, Channels TV reports.

Latest statistics put the number of confirmed cases at 42, and while 21 have been discharged having been successfully treated, 7 have lost their lives.

Amid the increase of coronavirus infections, the federal government raised an alarm that Nigerians and state governments were not cooperating on COVID-19 testing with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday, June 8, decried the refusal of Nigerians to show up for testing.

The task force appealed to the House of Representatives to educate Nigerians on the need to submit themselves for testing.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Premier League chiefs have finally come out with fixtures and TV schedule of matches that will be played between June 17 and July 2 as English topflight returns after three months.

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Players and coaches have been in their various homes since Covid-19 stopped the League in March after Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and Chelsea's Calllum Hudson-Odoi tested positive.

League chiefs were forced to suspend the League due to the pandemic in which there were even suggestions that the League should be cancelled.

But after much deliberation among the Premier League chiefs and clubs, they finally agreed to resume the suspended season from June 17.

This will be good news for all Liverpool players and fans as they will be needing only two more wins for them to be crowned champions.

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