Ekiti Gov, Fayemi, Contracts COVID-19 | TimeTestedNews


Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Fayemi, who disclosed this on his Twitter account on Wednesday, said he has handed over critical tasks of the State to his deputy.


Fayemi said: “I took my third Covid-19 test yesterday and it came back positive.

“I’m generally ok and I’m already self-isolating at home and receiving the best of care from my medical team.

“I’m delegating critical tasks to my deputy but will continue routine duty from home. JKF”

Meanwhile, the government says it has begun the enforcement of the State’s COVID-19 Infection Prevention Regulation 2020.

The Special Assistant, Public Education, Media and Communication in the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Olalekan Suleiman, stated this in a public notice in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday.

He urged the public to adhere strictly to all established Coronavirus prevention protocols in the interest of their health.

“Nose mask-wearing is compulsory when in public places. Without it, nobody will be allowed into public transport or public premises.

“Employers must provide face masks for workers dealing with the public.

“Shops must ensure that not more than 10 customers are allowed inside at a time,” he said.

He further said that the state government had made the provision of hand washing equipment such as running water, soap and hand sanitizer compulsory for business operators.

Suleiman said that the state government would arrest and prosecute anybody found to be violating the established protocols.