To halt COVID-19 spread, S’West govs order closes of all entry points into region

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The six governors in the South-West geopolitical zone have ordered the closure of all entry points into the region to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Osun and Ekiti states make up the zone.

The governors have also ordered that the wearing of face masks across the region becomes compulsory as from Friday, April 24.

In a statement he personally signed, the Chairman, South-West Governors Forum and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), stated, “The South-West Governors at its virtual meeting held on Thursday, 16th April, 2020, resolved as follows:

“That as owner state Governors we dissolve the Board of Directors of ODUA Investment Limited with immediate effect. The Group Managing Director should take charge of the affairs of the conglomerate pending the constitution of a new Board.

“That the entry points of our six states be closed forthwith to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

“We also agreed that people involved in essential services or dealing in medicine, water and consumable items in particular, traders and market men/women should endeavour to wear nose masks while outside plying their trade to minimise the spread of the deadly virus.

“The Governors further agreed that wearing of nose masks will be made compulsory for everybody coming out of their homes effective from Friday 24th April, 2020 in their respective states.”

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports that there are 542 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria as of Saturday, April 18.

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