Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has imposed a 7 pm to 7 am curfew on Ondo State to curb further spread of COVID-19.
He threatened to declare a total lockdown of the state if another COVID-19 case is discovered as he ordered arrest and detention of any person caught during the curfew hours.
The Governor disclosed this in a post on his verified Twitter handle.
The tweet reads “Today, we took more sterner measures to ensure compliance with the regulations we passed to control the spread of #COVID19 in Ondo State.
Henceforth we will be imposing a curfew from 7 pm to 7 am every day with effect from today 14th April 2020 until further notice
Curfew On Ondo State
He, however, posted another tweet to clarify those who are exempted from the curfew.
“The only exceptions allowed are for purposes of obtaining food, seeking emergency lifesaving or chronic medical attention or getting security passes for such journeys under our regulations.
Akeredolu noted the stiffer measures being put in place was to stop COVID-19 from spreading across the state.
“The point must be made again that the fight against #COVID19 is a responsibility that will demand utmost seriousness & vigilance.
There is the need for an adequate measure of containment, investigation, enforcement and control. We will not shy away from our duty to ensure the same.
Meanwhile, the Governor clarified that the third case was not a member of the National Youth Service Corps but an employee of the Nigeria Army Clinic that served there in 2017.