Kwara state governor , Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 index
It added that new development brings the total numbers of confirmed cases in the state to 14.
The Deputy Governor and Chairman Technical Committee on COVID-19, Kayode Alabi made this known while addressing newsmen in Ilorin.
He said that ‘”of these, 12 are active as we had earlier discharged two. All our cases are stable and in the best spirits. We want to emphasise that one of the three new cases was imported while the remaining two are contacts of our earlier cases. Aggressive contact tracing has since begun.
“This incident of another imported case explains why we are now deploying military personnel to man our borders while police and other security agencies maintain their hold internally.”
Mr. Alabi added that: “In preparation for the gradual easing of lockdown, the government had earlier directed the production of 500,000 face masks which have started coming in bits. At the moment, we have commenced mass distribution of over 40,000 face masks and sanitisers to markets, bus parks and transporters, hospitals, and elsewhere. We will continue to distribute as we receive more masks in the next few days or weeks. We call on private individuals and corporate organisations to also produce masks.
He announced phasing reopening of activities in the state, emphasising that civil servants should work at home.
“Local markets are to operate between 10.00a.m. and 4.00p.m. Other businesses may open at 60% capacity but must adhere to social distancing and other safety measure; everybody in the market should wear face masks; all shops with clearly defined entrance should make provision for hand washing and adhere to social distancing guidelines, deny entry into their shops to Buyers without face masks.