Ekiti State Government has disclosed it has recorded seventy four new cases of COVID-19 in the state.A statement in Ado Ekiti yesterday by the State Commissioner for Health and Human services, Dr Oyebanji Filani said that the new cases were recorded after the Eid- el-kabir celebration.

Filani said  that there was significant decline in the number of positive COVID-19 cases and low occupancy in the isolation centres before the Eid El Kabir celebrations which occurred early this month.

The Health Commissioner  appealed to all residents of the state to adhere strictly to the government’s public health and social measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

He said the following health measures should be observed including wearing of facemasks, proper handwashing or use of alcohol-based sanitizer and social or physical distancing.

Others are reporting at the nearest health facility when sick, getting tested and isolating if positive and adherence to COVID-19 measures by banks and other institutions.

He said vaccination remains the most effective means of curbing the pandemic and encouraged all residents of the state to get vaccinated.

He confirmed that 384,730 persons were fully vaccinated in the state, urging citizens to visit the nearest vaccination post to get their complete COVID-19 jabs.



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