Today, July 18, 2020. Ekiti state coordinator of Covid-19 Task Force Response Team, Prof. Bolaji Aluko made an announcement, directing all traditional rulers in towns and villages to either postpone or cancel traditional festivals for the year in order to curb the spread of coronavirus.
During his speech, he disclosed that Ekiti state had currently recorded 78 positive covid-19 cases, with 29 active, 2 deaths, and 47 discharged. He warned that the cases could rise if public assemblies are not put into check.
As the days of traditional festivals in the state is on the countdown, people within Ekiti state and various parts of Nigeria where Ekiti indigenes reside come together to celebrate the yearly festivals.
These public celebrations could lead to community spread of the covid-19 virus, Prof. Bolaji Aluko added.
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