Begins testing of workers for COVID-19
Ekiti State Government has imposed 8p.m. to 6a.m. curfew and banned all gatherings of more than 20 people in the state until further notice. These restrictions take effect from today.
The Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Akinbowale Omole, announced the new guidelines in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, citing the alarming rate at which the second wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is spreading in the country.
THE government, in partnership with Life Bank, will begin to test health workers and senior civil servants that are considered frontline officers for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
This is due to the increasing number of health workers infected by the virus. According to the government, the focus on health workers and senior civil servants is because they always come face-to-face with COVID-19 patients and therefore face higher risk of contracting the virus.
Speaking to newsmen at the weekend in Ado Ekiti after commissioning the testing kits provided by Life Bank, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Oyebanji Filani, said the partnership was a unique experience in public-private partnership (PPP).
“We are partnering with Life Bank to rapidly wrap up our testing. It is a further demonstration of the government’s commitment to health workers and public servants who are the ones being targeted under this partnership.