Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered the immediate closure of a private clinic as the south-west province recorded fresh cases of the deadly coronavirus.
Giving the directive to shut down the private health centre located at Okitipupa area of the state, Akeredolu revealed that seven workers of the clinic tested positive for COVID-19.
Akeredolu said nine persons have died from COVID-19 related ailment and 880 samples collected for testing from 753 suspected cases across the 18 councils.
He said 33 persons were discharged after being successfully treated.
The governor listed the distribution spread in the local government areas as including Akure South (35), Odigbo (eight), Owo (three), Ose (three), Akure North (two), Ondo West (six), Okitipupa (11), Akoko South West, Akoko South East (one), Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo (one) and Ifedore (two).