By Victor Ogunje
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday revealed that the state has recorded three new cases of Covid-19.
With the new cases, Ekiti now has 10 patients in its isolation centre.
Fayemi, who broke the news in a tweet on its Twitter handle, said there was need for residents to be cautious about the scourge with the new development.
“We got information from NCDC tonight that three more persons tested positive to COVID-19 virus.
“Two are contacts of the medical doctor still in our care and another person who sneaked into the state before he was quarantined.
“This underscores the need for extra vigilance,” he said.
Giving an update on the Covid-19 pandemic at a press conference in Ado Ekiti on Friday, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, had stated that all the patients in the isolation centre were stable and responding to treatment.
Yaya-Kolade revealed the intention of the government to provide a Covid-19 testing laboratory in the state to buoy the testing capacity of the state.
The commissioner also announced that all the corpses to be buried in Ekiti must get approval and certificates of clearance being part of the strategies to tame the spread of the disease.