The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has revealed that three health workers at the Infectious Disease Hospital, IDH, Akure, the Ondo State capital have tested positive for Coronavirus.
According to the report, the infected health workers which include one driver and two casual workers were said to have contracted the disease in the course of their duties at the IDH.
He stated this on Monday during his weekly media briefing on the state’s effort in fighting against Coronavirus.
Akeredolu further stated that he has approved that all health workers in the state be paid 50% of their consolidated basic salary as hazard allowance.
He also added that all healthcare workers working directly in the Isolation Centre/Treatment Centre are to get an additional 20 per cent of their 50 per cent as special risk allowance, adding that they will also get a top-up lump sum from the funds of the PTF.
The Governor has, however, placed a ban on daily activities in major and community markets across the state, as part of the measures to enforce social and physical distancing in vulnerable centres of crowd assembly.
He noted that this is coming after that the state government noted that the people have failed to follow the rules put in place to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Akeredolu stated that the people of Ondo state would be given two days of market activities to enable restocking of food items and beverages for families, he noted that market activities would be allowed every Tuesdays and Thursdays of every week.
He also directed that the main perishable food supply depot in each of the city centres in the state will only open for business on Monday, Wednesday and Friday every week.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Oja Oba, Isinkan, Iloro, Isolo, in Akure and their equivalents across the state will remain shut in accordance with the approved schedules earlier stated, while only Shasha and Iloro markets in Akure and their equivalents across the state will open for business on the basis of the three-day concession.”