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COVID-19: Ondo closes borders with Ekiti, Osun, 3 others

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, ordered the closure of Ondo State borders with Ekiti, Osun, Kogi, Edo and Ogun states.

He equally declared a three-day fasting and prayer across the state.

A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, said the neighbours against whom the state has shut its borders include Elefon in Ogun State.

The statement read: “This order prohibits inter-state travels into the state and takes effect from 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2. Security operatives, as well as monitoring teams have been put on the alert to enforce this order as part of measures already taken to stem COVID­-19 incursion into Ondo State.

“To His Glory, Ondo State has remained one of the states in the country without a single confirmed case of COVID-19. This is an uncommon grace government and indeed, the people must not take for granted.

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“As a way of thanking God and seeking His face for this immeasurable grace and continuous favour, the government hereby declares a three-day period of fasting and prayers commencing from Thursday to Saturday for Ondo State and the country at large.

“Government, therefore, urges the good people of Ondo State to use this period to stand firm in prayers and remain inexorable in His praise as mankind faces this pandemic.

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