Ekiti State Government has advised residents to be mindful of their associations and movements during Eid-el Kabir celebrations with a view to guard against spread of COVID-19.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Oyebanji Filani, who said the disease was still around, advised, “All residents of Ekiti State are advised to be mindful of their associations and movements during this period”.
Filani, in a statement titled, ‘Ekiti admonishes citizens to beware of spreading COVID-19 during this festive season’, however, assured, “The Ministry of Health will continue its surveillance activities to ensure quick detection and mitigation of the spread of COVID-19”.
He said, “Since November 2021, Ekiti State has experienced a significant decline in the number of positive COVID-19 cases and low occupancy in the isolation centres.
“However, as the State Ministry of Health continues to monitor the recent wave of COVID-19 spread across the country, all residents are admonished to beware of spreading the virus, especially during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
“The State has trained and deployed over 80 mobile vaccination teams across all local government areas in the state. Primary healthcare centres are also accessible for COVID-19 vaccination. The state government remains committed to ensuring that all eligible persons in the state are vaccinated and will continue engaging with its partners to ensure constant availability and accessibility of vaccines.
“Vaccination remains the most effective means of curbing the pandemic and everyone is encouraged to embrace this measure.”